Tātarahake/Sand Coprosma

$14.00

Description

Coprosma acerosa
A low, spreading coastal shrub with tangled branches, yellow-brownish leaves, red bark and edible white fruit, beloved by skinks. The berries are said to be sweet and juicy with a slight bitter aftertaste, and the best tasting of the coprosmas. Traditional rongoā plant, the roots were used with a decoction of the bark and stems of the pikiarero (Clematis forsteri) as a restorative. Tolerates drought and coastal sites. Spreads to 1m, height 0.5m.

11cm pot. Certified organic plant.

Main photo: commons.wikimedia.org

Berry photo: http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/table-1/coprosma-acerosa-sand-coprosma.html

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