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Ribbonwood (Plagianthus regius)

Ribbonwood (Plagianthus regius)

In its adult form, it is New Zealand's largest deciduous tree, reaching 15 m in height. The adult form, in its earlier stages, is a graceful, small to medium tree, reminiscent of the habit of a Silver Birch. When older it becomes broader and bulkier. The tree’s bark will peel off in lace-like strips yielding a strong fibre that resembles flax


     It grows in riparian habitats from sea level to 1500 ft, preferring moist soil. It has a distinct seedling, juvenile and adult forms.

    • Tree
    • Suitable for riparian planting
    • Suitable for slope stablisation
    • Wind tolerant
    • Frost tolerant

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