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Pseudopanax arboreus
02-Oct-05 Peter Richardson

Pseudopanax arboreus

Whakatane, New Zealand

This is the largest species of Pseudopanax, and comparatively fast growing, but short lived. Damaged by hard frosts below -8C. Mature plants have umbels of purply-black berries rather like elderberry. It is more stemmy with a more open form than the related P. laetus. After pruning, re-sprouting is sparse and erratic, more particularly if in shade; basically it is not suited to being pruned.

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