DACRYCARPUS DACRYDIOIDES - KAHIKATEA
A dominant bush-dwelling plant which grows particularly well in lowland forests and wetlands. The bark is flaky and brown and the leaves a fine brown which turn blue/green with age. Kahikatea are excellent water filters for damper soils making them a great tree to plant around ponds and low lying areas.
NZ native theme
Beyond the norm
Kahikatea looks fantastic planted in groves, the conical upright form of the tree creating an interesting effect when grouped.
15 year height
Wet and moist soils
Full and semi shade
Red base with a purple head