Kowhai are generally found growing along stream sides and lowland forest open margins.
During spring they bear bright yellow flowers in great profusion. The base of which is filled with nectar a favourite for the nectar feeders Tui, Bellbird, and Stitchbird.
Kowhai trees have medicinal properties � used by the Maori people � poultices were made from the bark for applying to wounds and mixed with Manuka was used for treating internal pains.
This tree is now approximately 180cm tall in a 10 litre pot