SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Slow growing. Often seen as a shrub; tends to be dwarfed but can reach 50 feet in height.
Has Unpleasant Leaf fragrance.
Native to New Zealand.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
Erect with a High Canopy.
Columnar or Conical Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 50 feet.
Width: 6 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmately Compound, Dark Green, Bronze or Red, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Black Drupe, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches).
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 16, 17 and 21 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Neutral to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Coastal Good.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pseudopanax crassifolius Tree Record." 1995-2019. Oct 17, 2019.
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