Corokia macrocarpa T. Kirk

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Corokia macrocarpa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/corokia/corokia-macrocarpa/). Accessed 2021-09-26.

Genus

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axillary
Situated in an axil.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Corokia macrocarpa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/corokia/corokia-macrocarpa/). Accessed 2021-09-26.

An evergreen shrub up to 20 ft high; young shoots stiffer and stouter than in the other species and, like the under-surface of the leaves and the flower-stalks, covered with silvery white felt. Leaves narrowly oval or oblong-lanceolate, tapered towards both ends; 2 to 4 in. long, 12 to 1 in. wide, rather leathery. Flowers yellow, 13 to 12 in. wide, produced in racemes 12 to 112 in. long from the leaf-axils; petals narrow oblong. Fruit 13 in. long, broadish oblong, red. Bot. Mag., t. 9168.

Native of, and confined to, Chatham Island. It is distinct from the other large-leaved species, C. buddleioides, in its axillary racemes of flowers and blunter-ended leaves. It has been grown, and flowered well, at both Wakehurst Place and Highdown, Sussex, but is not cultivated in either garden at present and must be reckoned as definitely tender.