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Pseudowintera colorata 'Winter Fire'


Pseudowintera colorata 'Winter Fire'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Distinctive shrub with dark coloured bark. The broad rounded leaves, are usually yellow-green and blotched with red on the dull upper surface. Cold and sun both increase how red the leaves will go. It is a secondary level plant in the forest's development, the strong peppery taste of the leaves protect it from browsing animals.Small yellow-green flowers are followed by dark red fruit. Occurs through most of New Zealand in lowland to high montane forests, to 1200m. This superior form was selected by Nelson nurseryman, Cam Simpson from plants growing in the Ellis Basin of Mt Arthur, North-western Nelson. Hardy, sun or shade.

 
Genus
Pseudowintera
Species   colorata
Cultivar   'Winter Fire'

Common name
Pepper tree, Horopito

Family name
Winteraceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
2 m
Width
2 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types

Moisture
Soil must be well drained / Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Grows in sun or shade / Will tolerate very hard frosts.

Enthusiast / Indigenous / Sanctuary / Texture

Shrubs

Category
Large, over 3 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 1.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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