Dacrycarpus dacrydioides

Kahikatea

dacrycarpus dacrydioides
dacrycarpus dacrydioides
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Handsome, narrow-growing tree with soft-green leaves on semi-weeping branches. Juvenile foliage is a brown colour before turning green. Prefers moist situations next to streams, lakes, and ponds. Yellow-green catkins in mid-spring to mid-summer are a source of pollen for bees. Produces orange-red fruit that grow under a purple-black seed from mid-summer to mid-autumn. Great source of food for birds.

native tree Native
evergreen tree Evergreen
conifer tree Conifer
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
clay soils Clay soils
poor draining soils Poor draining soils
street Street
attracts birds Attracts birds
attracts bees Attracts bees
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

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tree shape
8m
5m

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Podocarpaceae, podocarp family, a family of mainly Southern Hemisphere coniferous trees and shrubs.

Genus: Dacrycarpus, dacrycarpus, derived from the Greek nouns δάκρυ (dákru, 'a tear') and καρπός (karpós, 'fruit'), meaning 'tear-shaped fruit', in reference to the shape of the fruit of species in this genus. A genus of coniferous trees and shrubs native to New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, northern Myanmar and southern China.

Species: Dacrycarpus dacrydioides, dacrydioides, derived from the genus name Dacrydium and the Latin suffix oides (like, similar to), in reference to this species' similarity to species in the genus Dacrydium.

Common Name: Kahikatea

Other Common Name(s): White Pine

Description and Features

Description: Handsome, narrow-growing tree with soft-green leaves on semi-weeping branches. Juvenile foliage is a brown colour before turning green. Prefers moist situations next to streams, lakes, and ponds. Yellow-green catkins in mid-spring to mid-summer are a source of pollen for bees. Produces orange-red fruit that grow under a purple-black seed from mid-summer to mid-autumn. Great source of food for birds.

Height: 8m

Width: 5m

Uses: Street, Attracts birds, Attracts bees

Tolerates: Windy

Soil Type: Clay soils, Poor draining soils

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Native

Types: Conifer

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green, Brown

  • Autumn: Green, Brown

  • Winter: Green, Brown

  • Spring: Green, Brown

Flowers:

  • Summer: Yellow, Green

  • Autumn: None

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Yellow, Green

Fruit:

  • Summer: Orange, Red, Purple, Black

  • Autumn: Orange, Red, Purple, Black

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: None

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