New Zealand Broom (Makaka)



Carmichaelia australis

Small upright evergreen shrub endemic to Aotearoa/New Zealand, growing to a height of about 3m and spread of 2.5m. Flattened green stems carry small inconspicuous leaves. Small white flowers with a violet centre are produced through spring and summer and are attractive to bees. A hardy pioneer plant, tolerating dry, windy and cold sites, also found naturally in scrub, tussock, forest margins and stream banks. Makaka belongs to the Fabaceae (pea and bean) family and is therefore capable of fixing nitrogen and thereby enriching soil conditions for other plants.

Certified organic plant in 11cm pot

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