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Melicope simplex

April 25th 2004

Melicope simplex

Leaves 1-2cm long, winged petiole. Shrub reaching 4 m

This is a very attractive ornamental shrub. It possesses an attractive leaf shape and colour and is a truely unique NZ plant at home in the finest ornamental garden. The form and shape of the plant creates an interesting eye catching image.
The small white flowers and the black glossy seeds are another interesting feature. Dieocious, so only females produce seeds.
The seeds should germinate in a warm (>14 degrees C) seed raising mix after a month.
Highly recommended.

If you wish to learn more about native plants I suggest one of these natural history books from fishpond

Life-size Guide to New Zealand Native Ferns: Featuring the Caterpillars Which Feed on ThemA Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New ZealandGardener's Encyclopaedia of NZ Native PlantsTrees and Shrubs of New ZealandThe Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Native Trees



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