CORYNOCARPUS LAEVIGATUS KARAKA tree in new zealand

CORYNOCARPUS LAEVIGATUS - KARAKA

A large growing evergreen tree with big, flat, glossy leaves growing a large canopy which spreads as the plant matures. Traditionally it is found in coastal and lowland forests from Northland to the Banks Peninsula. As well as being a great tree for coastal gardens and native situations, Karakas can provide tall screening, privacy and green colour between properties within an urban location. The fruit attracts native birds; however, plant with caution in regards small children and pets as the berries are poisonous.

 

Applications
Screening and privacy
Street tree
Pleached hedge
Birdlife    


Beyond the norm
Karaka trims very well as a pleached hedge or shaped specimen. Although it will grow into a big tree, with trimming it is a perfect tree for a limited space.


Clipped height
2-4m


15 year height
8m


Mature height
8-10m


Soil conditions
Moist, well drained, suits most soil conditions


Wind
Tolerant of most windy conditions


Frost
Young plants are frost tender


Light
Full sun to semi shade  

 
Tree Shape
Large, tall, round multi headed form


Seasonal
Evergreen


Fruit
Greenish cream to pale yellow


Origin
Native


Available grades
15lt, 45lt

 

The Icon Trees nursery covers 50 acres. So that we can attend to your requirements it is important to visit by appointment only; we may not be able to give you access to the nursery without prior arrangement.

 

Our usual opening hours are 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 

If you are unable to visit the nursery we can assist by selecting the right trees for your project. We can also support your purchasing decisions by providing photos of our trees. Purchases can be made using direct credit, VISA or Mastercard, or trade accounts.

99 Clevedon-Takanini Road

Ardmore

Auckland

0800 BIG TREES

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Good Roots………

Roots are the anchors and feeding mechanism for a tree, if these are not right then the success of the tree is compromised.  What might look like a big strong tree may not be mirrored by it root system.  Icon Trees is one of the few nurseries that identify with this issue and dispose of these trees instead of growing them on to the next grade or supplying trees that will not successfully reach maturity.

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