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.
Screening and privacy
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.
15 year height
Moist, well drained, suits most soil conditions
Tolerant of most windy conditions
Young plants are frost tender
Full sun to semi shade
Large, tall, round multi headed form
Greenish cream to pale yellow