Cook Strait kowhai
Scientific name: Sophora molloyi
Maori name: kowhai
English name: Cook Strait Kowhai
Other names: Molloy's Kowhai
- native to the Wellington Region
Suits: dry, partial shade, sunny, shelter, exposure, coastal forest garden, coastal and dune garden, small garden or balcony
About Cook Strait kowhai
With its current conservation status, At Risk - Naturally Uncommon, the Cook Strait Kowhai is only found around cook strait and its islands. Small, wide often wider than high shrub with the iconic yellow flowers in late winter
Unlike other kowhai species, the cook strait kowhai retains its leaves all year round.
Provides for birds
Provides for lizards
- Ground cover for retreat
- Clump forming for camouflage and insects
Read more about gardening for lizards.