Pseudopanax crassifolius

Botanical Name: 
Pseudopanax crassifolius
Common Name: 
Lancewood, horoeka

A NZ native evergreen tree with a juvenile and adult stage. The juvenile form which can last 15-20 years has leathery stiff leaves with a prominent central rib and are 1cm wide and up to 1m long with a toothed margin which all grow downwards from a central stem. In the adult form the tree branches producing a round canopy and the leaves become wider and shorter.

Flowers are 5mm across, green yellow in colour and produced summer to autumn.

Tolerates coastal conditions.

H: 4.5 - 15m (4-6m in cultivation)


Foliage and form, tub plant, mass planting.


From seed as soon as it is ripe.