Melicope ternata

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Melicope ternata
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A New Zealand native evergreen tree or shrub, forms a many branched round headed shape.

Is a member of the citrus family and emits a pleasant scent from the oil glands that are dotted along the leaves, flowers and young branchlets, when bruised.

The leaves are shiny light green, trifoliate, 5 to 10cm long with a wavy margin.

Small flowers in early spring are followed by seed capsules that open to expose shiny black seeds.

Can grow in coastal areas, and is slightly frost tender.

Ht: up to 8m


Can be used as a screen, specimen or in a container, responds to trimming.


Is from seed or cuttings