Alectryon excelsus subsp. excelsus

Tītoki

alectryon excelsus subsp excelsus
alectryon excelsus subsp excelsus
alectryon excelsus var excelsus titoki new zealand oak carpark
alectryon excelsus var excelsus titoki new zealand oak foliage close up
alectryon excelsus var excelsus titoki new zealand oak foliage
alectryon excelsus var excelsus titoki new zealand oak fruit seed
alectryon excelsus var excelsus titoki new zealand oak new foliage
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alectryon excelsus var excelsus titoki new zealand oak pleached
alectryon excelsus var excelsus titoki new zealand oak single fruit
alectryon excelsus var excelsus titoki new zealand oak street tree
alectryon excelsus var excelsus titoki new zealand oak topiary

An upright-grower with a rounded head. New leaves are a mix of orange and rose-pink, maturing to glossy, olive-green, pinnate leaves. Shiny black seeds emerge from scarlet arils (an outgrowth that covers the seed) during summer. Attractive to seed-eating birds. Tolerates light frosts once established. Great shade tree. Excellent street tree. Prefers moist, well-drained soils.

native tree Native
evergreen tree Evergreen
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
tolerates light frosts Tolerates light frosts
clay soils Clay soils
full sun Full sun
part shade Part shade
street Street
attracts birds Attracts birds
paddocks Paddocks
shade Shade
topiary Topiary
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

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tree shape
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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Sapindaceae, soapberry family, a family of flowering plants.

Genus: Alectryon, alectryon, derived from the Greek noun ἀλεκτρυών (alektruṓn, also ἀλέκτωρ [aléktōr], 'rooster'), in reference to the appearance of the aril covering the seed which looks like a rooster's cockscomb (comb). A genus of trees and shrubs.

Species: Alectryon excelsus, excelsus (Latin, adjective), meaning 'elevated, lofty, tall', in reference to the height of the species.

Subspecies: Alectryon excelsus subsp. excelsus, excelsus (Latin, adjective), meaning 'elevated, lofty, tall', in reference to the height of the species.

Common Name: Tītoki

Other Common Name(s): New Zealand Oak

Description and Features

Description: An upright-grower with a rounded head. New leaves are a mix of orange and rose-pink, maturing to glossy, olive-green, pinnate leaves. Shiny black seeds emerge from scarlet arils (an outgrowth that covers the seed) during summer. Attractive to seed-eating birds. Tolerates light frosts once established. Great shade tree. Excellent street tree. Prefers moist, well-drained soils.

Height: 7m

Width: 6m

Uses: Street, Attracts birds, Paddocks, Shade, Topiary

Tolerates: Windy, Light frosts

Soil Type: Clay soils

Sun and Shade: Full sun, Part shade

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Native

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Green

  • Winter: Green

  • Spring: Orange, Pink

Fruit:

  • Summer: Red

  • Autumn: None

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: None

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