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Muehlenbeckia astonii
10 litre Muehlenbeckia astonii crop
Muehlenbeckia astonii
10L
 
Native Trees  >  Muehlenbeckia astonii

Muehlenbeckia astonii  Tororaro

Muehlenbeckia astonii is another of New Zealand's unusual divaricating shrubs, forming a tangled wiry mound of thin orange zigzag stems and tiny heart shaped leaves. This little shrub is often leafless in the winter. Muehlenbeckia astonii is found in isolated patches around the eastern coast of the South Island to Banks Peninsular and around Palliser Bay in the North Island. It is now endangered in the wild.

Plant Care

Meuhlenbeckia will grow in well drained soil in full sun and requires only a little pruning to keep in shape.

Application

Mass planted, Muehlenbeckia will form an unusual undulating groundcover. It can be planted as a low windbreak to shelter more delicate plants in coastal gardens and can be clipped into formal or informal hedges. If given a little support (wire or netting), it can be clipped as a narrow hedge.

History

The Maori name for Muehlenbeckia astonii is Tororaro which is much preferred to the unfortunate European name Wiggy-wig bush!


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Product code
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Muehlenbeckia astonii
MUEAST010
 
10 litre
 
All Year Round
Muehlenbeckia astonii
MUEAST035
 
30 litre
 
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
2.00 x 2.00m

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