A bushy divaricating/interlacing shrub giving excellent contrast in any garden.
Myrsine divaricata is a small, evergreen bushy shrub also commonly known as the weeping matipo. The shrub is endemic to lowland to higher montane forests and shrub lands in the North Island. The matipo can reach a height of 7m and a spread of up to 2m, the name weeping matipo comes from its spreading and drooping branches. The attractive shrub has small oval-shaped foliage with tiny pale yellow and red flowers which occur singular or in clusters.
The matipo can be grown in full sun or semi-shade and looks great as a small specimen plant in any garden. The shrub can be trimmed to create a hedge but will need multiple to achieve the right spread.
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