|Approx size in 10 years||4 x 3m|
- Grade: 25-35cm
- Common name:: Matai
- Code:: PB3
- Approx size in 10 years: 4 x 3m
This iconic tree transforms from a straggly tangled juvenile stage to a handsome tall tree. Bright-red fruit are attractive to birds. Distinctive flaking bark has a hammered look. Yields high value timber. Common in lowland podocarp forests. Avoid frosts while young. Evergreen. Can reach up to 40 m high, with a trunk up to 2 m diameter. Slow growth rate.