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Corynocarpus laevigatus
Karaka 160L
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Corynocarpus laevigatus  Karaka

Karaka is a large round headed, often multi trunked native tree with large dark glossy green foliage. Large orange drupes (berries) are produced in profusion in late summer. Karaka is found in coatal and lowland forests from northland to Banks Peninsular in the South Island. Because of its importance as a food source in pre-European times it was often planted in groves outside of its natural climatic range near Pa and dwelling sites.

Plant Care

Karaka will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions but prefer a well drained peaty soil. It is not unusual for leaves to yellow and fall off around branches bearing the large bunches of orange Karaka berries. Karaka can be clipped or trimmed to maintain shape.

Special Features

Even though Karaka berries were an important food source for pre-European, the berries are highly toxic if consumed without meticulous preparation.

Application

Corynocarpus can be used as a specimen tree, broad street tree in wide berms, or even as a clipped hedge or shelter. Removing the lower branches and competing stems will encourage Karaka to form a dense spreading shade tree.


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Variety
Product code
Pot
(cm)
Bag
(litres)
Barcode
Available
Corynocarpus laevigatus
CORLAE010
 
10 litre
 
Year Round
Corynocarpus laevigatus
CORLAE045
 
45 litre
 
Year Round
Corynocarpus laevigatus
CORLAE160
 
160
 
All Year Round

Light

Light | Low
Light | Medium
Light | High

Temperature

Temperature | Cool
Temperature | Warm
Temperature | Hot

Water

Water | Dry
Water | Moist
Water | Wet

Size

Size
6.00 x 10.00m

Native / Exotic

New Zealand Native
Exotic

Tree Shape

Tree Shape | Bush
Tree Shape | Tree
Tree Shape | Conical

Coastal / Shelter

Coastal
Shelter

Evergreen / Deciduous

Evergreen
Deciduous