Story: Conifers

Silver pine

Silver pine

Usually found on infertile, swampy land, silver pine grows into a small to medium-sized tree. It resembles kahikatea, although it never attains kahikatea’s height, and its yellow-green foliage is distinct from kahikatea's bright green or blue-green leaves. Silver pine is one of the few conifers that reproduces from underground suckers. It is the sole representative of its genus, Manoao.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Small conifers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007