Meryta sinclairii PukaOctober 2nd 2005
Meryta sinclairii Puka, Pukanui
This coastal tree has large leathery leaves to about 30cm long. Endemic to three kings and Hen and Chicken Islands.
Common in Northern gardens. Frost tender.
Purple berries which germinate readily if the seeds are washed from the fruits.
If you wish to learn more about native plants I suggest one of these natural history books from fishpond