Pseudopanax arboreus (is a medium sized narrow frost hardy perennial evergreen tree. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers medium levels of water. , )
Pseudopanax arboreus grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.
This is a rounded tree has a fast rate of growth has an ultimate height of 5m / 16.4ft and spread of 2m / 6.6ft. It can take 6-10 years to reach its ultimate height.
It has green leaves. They arein shape. The leaf has a margin.
The plant prefers a sheltered situation.
Moderate in whole plant. Toxic if eaten.
Architectural, attractive foliage, tropical effect, wall side and coastal/seaside suitable.
Salt/sea spray (high).
Fruit and seed
The fruit is purple. There is a fruit/seed abundance beginning in Autumn and ending in Autumn.
New Zealand.-7°C / 19.4F to 6-10 years 5m / 16.4ft 2m / 6.6ft
|Scientific classifications [Edit]|
|Specific epithet ?||arboreus|
|Synonyms (other names)||[Edit]|
|Five Finger (Ireland), Puahou (Ireland)|
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