Common Name: Rohutu
Scientific Name: Lophomyrtus obcordata / tutuhi
Height at Maturity: 8 meters
Time to Maturity: 10 years +
Growth Rate: Fast
Regions: Throughout New Zealand, most predominately in the East
Habitat: Usually in lowland forest and forest edges from a coastal to montane altitudes.
Domesticated Uses: It is a reasonably easy tree to get different varieties. Somewhat attractive garden plant and can be hedged.
Medicinal Uses: n/a
Forest Uses: Found on the margins.
Leaves: The small leaves have a distinctive heart shape and a hairy underside.
Flowering Time: November – March
Flower Description: White
Fruiting/Nectar: Feb – May
Birds Life: Supportive
Planting Instructions: Plant after the last frost!