Classic NZ Native – Tangled bronze juvenile foliage, in time has dark green, needle-like leaves, dark bark, timber tree. Purple berries – Wood pigeons. Coniferous, slow-growing, dioecious.
Matai are ideal for revegetation projects. Their versatility and longevity are what a revegetation project should include. These are not garden trees, as they grow up to 25m tall. However, they are wonderful bird attractors.