Hoheria populnea lacebark
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Hoheria populnea
Lacebark Houhere


The leaves of Houhere are 5-12 cm long and often purplish beneath.
The plant flowers in spring. They are white and found in panicles.
Distribution: North Cape to Waikato
A variable species of several forms. Shrub or small tree to 6m. Quick growing.
The inner bark is composed of lace-like fibres that was useful for embroidery by maori and europeans.
The plant is hardy in most soil and can withstand coastal winds. Semi-deciduous. Seeds are wind dispersed and germinate readily if sown on collection.
Hoheria populnea
Hoheria populnea
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