Planchonella costata – Tawapou

  • Description
A small growing coastal tree with glossy dark green leaves. Small delicate light green flowers followed by 25mm green fruit changing to purple-black when ripe which wood pigeon love. Can be trimmed to keep shape and bushiness.
Height x Width 6 x 3
Range Medium 5-10m
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Tree
Shape Round
Country of Origin New Zealand
Similar to Consider Myrsine salicina, Dodonea Viscosa and Purp, Alectryon excelsa, Vitex Lucens, Dysoxylum Spectabile,
  • Leaf
Leaf Colour Green
  • Flower
Flower Colour Light green – small
Fragrant? No
  • Uses
Screening / Shelter Yes
Bird Feeding Yes


 Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.