Kunzea ericoides
(Kanuka)

Details:

Height: 600 cm
Width: 300 cm
Growth per Annum: Fast
Climate: Hardy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil: Well Drained, Moist

Kanuka is a fast growing tree found throughout New Zealand in forest and scrub. The leaves are softer to touch than Manuka and has smaller white flowers in Summer. It is very hardy, tolerating drought, frosts and poor soils. It is a primary colonising plant and used for revegetation as a nurse plant.

 

Both manuka and kanuka are used as a nurse crop with other early colonizing plants for revegetation / restoration planting and are also very effective in erosion control.