Maire (Coastal)

Nestegis apetala

Small hard tree bearing pairs of leathery dark green glossy wavy leaves that are pale green underneath inhabiting coastal forest in the northern North Island. Leaves 5-11cm long. Fruit purpleish, oval, in loose clusters.

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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