trees are all over our property. They must seed but I have never
seen them flower how do they spread?
is one of the few deciduous native New Zealand trees. They make
very attractive specimen trees, especially in spring as they burst
into leaf and they are extremely hardy. The flowers of Ribbonwood
are inconspicuous. Flowers appear in spring and early summer, giving
the tree a lime-green glow. As they appear with the new spring growth
and are a similar colour to the new growth, it is quite likely you
have missed them. The flowers are followed by downy seed capsules.
The seeds are spread by birds and by wind.
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
with permission from NZOOM Home and Garden content,
from the previous
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