Beilschmedia ‘tawa’

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  • Narrow, light green leaves with willowy appearance.
  • Smooth, dark brown bark.
  • Large black drupes (fruit) which is attractive to pigeons.


  • Background tree in borders.
  • Light cover for shade loving plants.

Growing Conditions

  • Prefers semi-shade as a young plant, but is good in sun as it matures.
  • Moist soil but not boggy or poorly drained.
  • Moderately frost hardy—will grow in Christchurch with protection over head.
Height Width
5 year old tree 4.0m 2.0m
10 year old tree 7.0m 3-4.0m
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
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