Muehlenbeckia axillaris | Pohuehue

Drainage:DampVery DryWell Drained
Height Range:0.3
Site Conditions:CoastalExposedFrost TolerantHeavy SoilLoamy SoilSandy SoilWindy
Spread Range:1
Sunlight:Full SunPartial Shade
Features:Attractive foliageAttractive to insectsEvergreenSuitable for Revegetation Species
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Muehlenbeckia axillaris is a dense fast-growing groundcover or climber with small round shiny leaves, wiry stems, forms an attractive mat. Provides habitat for native copper butterflies. Birds and geckos love the fruit. Tolerant of wind a drought.

Often found in dry woodland plant communities that include but are not limited to Olearia paniculata , Pittosporum tenuifolium, Discaria toumatou, Melicytus alpinus, and  Poa cita.

For more information on plant communities, we recommend DOC’s publication Native Plant Communities of the Canterbury Plains.

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