Pseudopanax lessonii

Coastal tree with fleshy hand-shaped leaves. Small tree to 6 m tall; branches stout, with leaves crowded towards tips of branchlets. Leaves alternate, leaflets 3-5, palmate, lateral leaflets smaller; juvenile leaves larger than the adult. Petiole to 15 cm long, stout, sheathing stem at base; stipules absent.

NZCPN profile

Biodiversity enhancement

It is recommended to have a minimum of 5–6 species in one planting area. This creates a more resilient ecosystem in the long term.


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