An attractive evergreen NZ native tree with a spreading canopy. Titoki has large glossy mid-green pinnate leaves, with serrated edges and the new growth has a reddish tinge. Bears tiny petal-less flowers that have a rusty hue and is followed by scarlet red seed capsules. Will grow in most situations but prefers some shelter. Young trees may need protection from frosts.
Specimen & shade tree, bird attracting, can be lightly pruned to keep a nice form.
The gardeners encyclopaedia of new zealand native plants by Yvonne Cave & Valda Paddison