Vitex lucens

Pūriri

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Young trees are quite upright, forming a large canopy after many decades. Rich, green leaves have wavy edges. Pink-red flowers from late-autumn to mid-spring attract tuis and bellbirds, while wood pigeons favour the red berries that are produced from mid-summer to mid-spring. Tolerant of wind and coastal exposure, but only light frosts.

native tree Native
evergreen tree Evergreen
tolerates coastal sites Tolerates coastal sites
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
attracts birds Attracts birds
attracts bees Attracts bees
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

10 Year Size

tree shape
8m
4m

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Genus: Vitex

Species: Vitex lucens

Common Name: Pūriri

Description and Features

Description: Young trees are quite upright, forming a large canopy after many decades. Rich, green leaves have wavy edges. Pink-red flowers from late-autumn to mid-spring attract tuis and bellbirds, while wood pigeons favour the red berries that are produced from mid-summer to mid-spring. Tolerant of wind and coastal exposure, but only light frosts.

Height: 8m

Width: 4m

Uses: Attracts birds, Attracts bees

Tolerates: Coastal, Windy

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Native

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Green

  • Winter: Green

  • Spring: Green

Flowers:

  • Summer: None

  • Autumn: Pink, Red

  • Winter: Pink, Red

  • Spring: Pink, Red

Fruit:

  • Summer: Red

  • Autumn: Red

  • Winter: Red

  • Spring: Red

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