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October 2nd 2005

Lophomyrtus bullata Ramarama

Leaves1-3cm long swollen or blistered between the veins. Sometimes red.

Shrub reaching 8m.

Berry 1cm long, dark red to black

Lophomyrtus pedunculata Rohutu

Leaves 6-12 mm long red and oval

Bay of Islands south
These two attractive plants are common ornamentals due to their hardy disposition and eye-catching foliage colour. They do well in all situations. Hybrids exist in cultivation.

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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