Toro­raro (Muehlen­beckia as­tonii)

NZ Gardener - - In Season -

This dis­tinc­tive en­demic na­tive is now en­dan­gered in the wild, so all the more rea­son to plant one and be able to en­joy those crazy zig-zag­ging wiry branches which sup­port tiny de­cid­u­ous heart-shaped leaves if you look closely. Wiggy wig tree is one apt nick­name for this won­der­ful mound of fuzz.

It’s great for chil­dren and is not averse to a bit of clip­ping.

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