Small, shrubby New Zealand Tree known for its edible gum.
Small, shrubby tree to 5-15ft.
Hardy to the upper 20's (F).
Easily grown tree, will adapt to most soil types, and while it does well with year-round water, will tolerate short droughts. Grow in full sun or part shade. The leaves have an orange-like smell when crushed. The small flowers are scented and followed by woody fruit with black seeds.
A gum can be extracted from the tree which when chewed, has a sweetish flavor.
Native to coastal forests of New Zealand.