Kowhai (Native)

Kowhai (Native)

Kowhai is one of New Zealand's most popular, smaller growing, specimen trees for its breathtaking displays of brilliant yellow spring flowers that attract native tui to sup their abundant nectar.



When to sow

Spring & summer


  • Specimen tree
  • Seasonal colour
  • Suitable for containers


Fill a seed tray with Yates Black MagicĀ® Seed Raising Mix. Press mix firmly into tray; water and allow to drain. Sow seed and cover lightly with seed raising mix. Place tray in a warm, shady, sheltered place and mist with water, as required, to keep moist (not wet).


Once seedlings are 3-5cm high, transplant into small individual pots. Grow on until a root ball establishes and transplant into the garden or containers.


Soak seeds overnight in warm water to soften seed coat and enhance germination. Apply Yates BlitzemĀ® to protect young seedlings from slugs and snails.

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