Ribbonwood (Manatu) is a medium sized, wind resistant, native spreading tree.
It is a good substitute for Silver birch but without the silver bark or the risk of allergies. It has cream flowers on separate male and female trees.
Small, divaricating, juvenile foliage is replaced by larger birch-like adult foliage. Juvenile foliage can be maintained for a dense trimmed hedge. As a hedge plant at between 780 cm and 1m
Fast-growing even on dry exposed sites. Good for shelter or specimen. Deciduous. Hardy. grows to 5m by 2m