Alectryon excelsus Titoki

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Shipping Weight:0.11kg


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An attractive tree with glossy mid green pinnate leaves, generally with serrated edges. The fresh young growth is paler in colour with a reddish tinge.

Scarlet seed capsules split to reveal shiny black seed, like precious jewels. 

Best in semi sheltered position, in full sun, with good humus rich free draining soil.   An ideal avenue tree and shelter for animals and plants.   Hardy. Grows to H 4m x W 4m

The seeds are eaten by birds, such as kererū, and the oil from the seeds was used by Māori for cosmetic and medical purposes.

Alectryon excelsus grows in coastal and lowland forests throughout most of the North Island and from Banks Peninsula to central Westland in the South Island.