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.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Small conifers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12684/silver-pine (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007