Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
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.
Terrestrial. Light demanding (West, 1996). Grassy and scrub-covered hillsides, roadsides, tracks, railways, wasteland (Webb et al., 1988).
A small, spreading, deciduous tree up to 4m; 5 pink petals; round, greenish yellow to red fruit 50-80mm long; stone deeply pitted and furrowed (Webb et al., 1988).
August, September, October
Reason for introduction