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Tauhinu (Ozothamnus leptophyllus)

Last Modified: 23-10-2020 22:47

Tauhinu (Ozothamnus leptophyllus)
Tauhinu (Ozothamnus leptophyllus) © Christopher Cookson  License this image

Tauhinu (Ozothamnus leptophyllus) is a common New Zealand native shrub with small silvery grey leaves, growing up to about two metres common  in sunny and dry habitats. Tauhinu can readily colonise bare hillsides and pasture, with seeds readily dispersed by the wind. It grows rapidly, acting as a nursery plant for other species. Its rapid establishment on bare land has led to it sometimes being considered weedy on agricultural land, however it is available from garden centres as its fast growth and modest size make it ideal as a garden shrub. Tauhinu is widespread in Marlborough.

This example was photographed in the Wither Hills Farm Park.

Location: Latitude: -41.555660 Longitude: 173.971817

Image Date: 26/4/2016

Photographer: Christopher Cookson

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