Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Cool climate (West, 1996). Settled areas inland (Webb et al., 1988).
Tree to 20m; rough, fissured bark; light grey branchlets; young shoots hairy; leaves turn golden in autumn (Webb et al., 1988).
Reason For Introduction
Only male clones are present in NZ; the species spreads occasionally by suckering or by detached branches and twigs taking root (West, 1996).