Height: 10-20'; Spread: 6-10'
Evergreen; narrow and upright canopy.
Leathery, green, ovate/oblong leaves 1-3" long
Insignificant green flowers April through May.
1/4-1/2" black berry.
Smooth to slightly bumpy, charcoal gray.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning to train a good shape. Regular pruning needed less frequently with age.
Coastal conditions, loam or sandy soil, high winds.
- Special Considerations:
Does very well in wind and salt spray from the coast. Can be grown as a shrub.
- Notable Traits:
Native to New Zealand where it grows as high as 50'. Also available in variegated form. Great as a windbreak.