NZ Plants H – Haastia pulvinaris to Hoheria sexstylosa
Haastia pulvinaris forms mounds of vegetation up to
6.5 ft (2 m) across. The tiny, hair-covered leaves densely
cover the branches. The flowers are yellow daisies, without the ray-florets
Haastia sinclairii is a trailing subshrub, which forms
loose patches of vegetation. The leaves can be broad or narrow, up to
1.4 in (3.5 cm) long, and are covered in short white hairs.
The white flower heads, up to 1.2 in (3 cm) across, project
from the branch ends.
Halocarpus bidwillii (syn Dacrydium bidwillii, bog
pine, mountain pine) is an erect or prostrate, bushy, evergreen shrub,
growing 2–10 ft (0.6–3 m) high. Juvenile plants
have small, narrow leaves, about 0.3 in (8 mm) long. Adult
plants have tiny leaves 0.04–0.08 in (1–2 mm)
long that tightly clasp the stem. Single male cone-like flowers at branch
ends; female flowers single or paired at branch ends.
Hectorella caespitosa forms cushions up to 8 in
(20 cm) across. The small green leaves are arranged in a tight
spiral. The flowers are carried in rosettes just above the foliage.
Helichrysum coralloides is a low-growing, bushy spreading
shrub, which grows up to 4–24 in (10–60 cm) high.
The tiny leaves, 0.2–3 in (5–7 mm) long, clothe
the branches showing their hairy green backs. Single white flowers,
0.2–0.3 in (5–8 mm) diameter, are seen at the
branch tips in summer.
Helichrysum intermedium (syn Helichrysum selago var
intermedium) is an erect growing variable bushy shrub, up to 16 in
(40 cm) high. The tiny hairy leaves cover the branches. The flowers
are white to yellow.
Helichrysum parvifolium (syn Helichrysum microphyllum)
is a bushy shrub which may reach 24 in (60 cm) high. The tiny
leaves are about 0.08 in (2 mm) long and overlap the branches,
upper surface woolly when young, lower surface densely woolly. White
to yellow flower heads, summer.
Helichrysum selago is a much-branched shrub which
grows up to 12 in (30 cm) high. The tiny, adult green leaves
are 0.12”0.16 in (3”4 mm) long, and have hairy
edges. White to yellow flower heads at the branch ends, summer.
Hoheria angustifolia is a small, slim, upright, evergreen
tree, which grows 10–20 ft (3–6 m) high. Juvenile
plants are much branched small shrubs, with small round leaves 0.15–0.3 in
(4–8 mm) long. Adult plants have narrow, toothed leaves 0.8–1.3 in
(2–3.2 cm) long. White starry flowers, diameter 0.3 in
(0.8 cm), summer to autumn.
Hoheria glabrata is an attractive deciduous tree,
or large shrub, that grows up 32 ft (10 m). The oval leaves
are bright green, the edges serrated, and the leaf tip pointed. The
white flowers are fragrant, summer. Hardy in the UK.
Hoheria ‘Glory of Amlwch’ is a semi-evergreen,
large shrub or small tree, which can grow to 13 ft (4 m).
The oval serrated leaves are about 3.5 in (9 cm) long. White
flowers about 1.5 in (4 cm) across in clusters of three to
eight are seen in July.
Hoheria lyallii is a deciduous small tree, or large
shrub, which grows to 10 ft (3 m) or more. Leaves on young
plants are oval, toothed, and 0.8–2.75 in (2–7 cm)
long. Leaves on adult plants are broadly oval, green, toothed, and 2–8 in
(5–20 cm) long. The white flowers are up to 1.6 in (4 cm)
diameter; early summer. Hardy in the UK.
Hoheria populnea is a small tree or large shrub growing
to 12 ft (3.6 m) or more. The oval, green leaves are toothed,
1–2.4 in (2.5–6 cm) long. The white flowers are
0.8–1 in (2–2.5 cm) across; late summer. Fairly
hardy in the UK.
Hoheria sexstylosa is an erect much-branched tree
which grows 12–25 ft (4–8 m) or more. The leaves vary in
shape, 1–3 in (2.5–7.5 cm) in young plants, 2–7.5 in
(5–19 cm) in mature plants. The flowers are up 0.75 in
(1.9 cm) across. Fairly hardy in the UK.
Hymenanthera crassifolia – see Melicytus crassifolius
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