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Common Name: Rewarewa
Knightia excelsa is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 20.00 metres tall.
It has uses.
Lowland to montane forest in North Island and on the northern tip of South Island[
Succeeds in any well-drained fertile soil in sun or semi-shade[
]. Requires protection from cold and drying winds[
Plants tolerate very light and short-lived frosts, but they are best with a minimum winter temperature of about 3°c[
]. Another report says that trees are hardy in south Cornwall[
A very good bee plant[
Seed - sow spring in a warm greenhouse[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.