|Common name||kowhai, small-leaved kowhai|
|Approx size in 10 years||4 x 3m|
A common kowhai tree with bunches of drooping yellow flowers (May-) August-October Juveniles with zig-zagging branches. In the North Island, especially the northern half this is a species of mainly riparian forest. South of about Hamilton it can be found in a diverse range of habitats from coastal cliff faces and associated wetlands to inland grey scrub communities. Scarce to absent over large parts of the eastern North Island from about East Cape south to the northern Wairarapa.