Myrsine australis

Māpou

myrsine australis
myrsine australis
myrsine australis mapou matipou foliage
myrsine australis mapou matipou new growth

A compact grower with yellow-green to dark-green leaves mottled with red. New stems are red. Wind tolerant. Grows in sun or semi-shade. Makes a superb, dense hedge. Can be easily trimmed into any shape or form. Small, purple-black fruit in autumn. Small, white flowers from mid-summer to early-autumn.

native tree Native
evergreen tree Evergreen
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
tolerates light frosts Tolerates light frosts
hedging and screening Hedging and screening
attracts birds Attracts birds
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

10 Year Size

tree shape
3m
2m

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Genus: Myrsine

Species: Myrsine australis, austrālis (Latin, adjective), meaning 'southern', in reference to the species' native geographical location. Does not necessarily mean from Australia.

Common Name: Māpou

Other Common Name(s): Matipou

Description and Features

Description: A compact grower with yellow-green to dark-green leaves mottled with red. New stems are red. Wind tolerant. Grows in sun or semi-shade. Makes a superb, dense hedge. Can be easily trimmed into any shape or form. Small, purple-black fruit in autumn. Small, white flowers from mid-summer to early-autumn.

Height: 3m

Width: 2m

Uses: Hedging and screening, Attracts birds

Tolerates: Windy, Light frosts

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Native

Stem:

  • Summer: Red

  • Autumn: Red

  • Winter: Red

  • Spring: Red

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green, Yellow, Red

  • Autumn: Green, Yellow, Red

  • Winter: Green, Yellow, Red

  • Spring: Green, Yellow, Red

Flowers:

  • Summer: White

  • Autumn: White

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: None

Fruit:

  • Summer: None

  • Autumn: Purple, Black

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: None

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The grade size is the size of the bag/pot the tree is in. This is measured in either litres or pints per bag.

The height is the overall height of the tree from the top of the pot/bag (bottom of the trunk) to the top of the tree. Some grades have height ranges as the heights of the individual trees vary.

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Prices subject to change without notice. Actual stock quantity may differ. Every care is taken to accurately record heights but due to slightly different growth rates and other natural variables that can occur within and to a species, variety, or cultivar, the actual height of the final product may differ from what is stated.