Pseudopanax lessonii x discolour

Five Finger


  • A hybrid from the New Zealand five finger which has great features like branching out from low down on the plant.
  • Bronze to chocolate coloured new growth.  This becomes more intense with frosts and full sun.


  • As a contrast in native plantings.
  • Visual and wind screen.  Trims well if required.
  • Provides seeds for native birds over cooler months.

Growing Conditions

  • Will tolerate most wind except extremes.
  • Moderately frost and coastal hardy.
  • Sun or partial shade.
  • Dry to very moist soil conditions.


Height Width
5 year old tree 1.5m 1.0m
10 year old tree 3.0m 2.5m
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
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