Small, bushy tree up to 8m tall bearing masses of erect twigs with clusters of small very thin leaves that are white underneath. Fine grey, willowy foliage. Fast-growing and hardy, forming a graceful tree. Fragrant white flower. Good for hedging.
A rare, at-risk and in decline tree endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. Found mostly in the east in damper sites from lowland to 300m above sea level. Found on tussock grassland and forest margins, river terraces. Also found on the margins of steep river gorges, and amongst rock outcrops, boulder field and at the toe of alluvial fans. Available at Wai-ora only through contract growing.