NZ Native Silver Beech or Tāwhai
Compact growing native beech tree often found in higher altitude alpine areas. Has an attractive black trunk with silver horizontal lines and often with a Zen-like interesting structure. Foliage gives a silvery shimmering look especially in spring. An impressive and hardy native tree. Hardy, evergreen, grows to 5 x 3m.
Suitable for: Group and specimen planting.
Features: Attractive trunk colour and form with silver shine to leaf.
Botanical Name: NOTHOFAGUS menziesii