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Knightia excelsa
45L
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160L
 
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Knightia excelsa  Rewarewa

Rewarewa is a tall pyramidal tree often found on ridges and dry places in coastal and lowland forest throughout the North Island and around Marlborough in the South Island. The rusty orange brush like flowers are often produced in large quantities and are a favourite food source for many native birds.

Plant Care

Like other members of the Protea family, Rewarewa require free draining soil to thrive, but shouldn't be allowed to dry out until well established. Avoid using fertilisers with a high nitrogen content when planting and stake well until established. Thrips can be a problem in sheltered warm sites over the summer but there are plenty of insecticides available to keep this pest in check if necessary.

Application

Knightia excelsa can be used as a street tree or avenue tree in narrow berms or gardens. The pale silvery green foliage is a great foil for other lush green trees. Rewarewa look great planted in groups where space allows.

History

The timber of Rewarewa is unusual with a rich flecked pale orange coloured grain and is the most distinctive of the selection of native timbers used on the the little rulers and wooden pencil cases often sold to tourists.


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Variety
Product code
Pot
(cm)
Bag
(litres)
Barcode
Available
Knightia excelsa
KNIEXC045
 
45
 
All Year Round
Knightia excelsa
KNIEXC160
 
160
 
Contract orders only

Light

Light | Low
Light | Medium
Light | High

Temperature

Temperature | Cool
Temperature | Warm
Temperature | Hot

Water

Water | Dry
Water | Moist
Water | Wet

Size

Size
4.00 x 10.00m

Native / Exotic

New Zealand Native
Exotic

Tree Shape

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

Evergreen / Deciduous

Evergreen
Deciduous