Cornwall Park

CORNWALL PARK

Karaka

Karaka

KARAKA

Corynocarpus laevigatus - native

Karaka

The karaka is a common forest tree of the New Zealand bush and can attain heights of 20m. They often form dense compact canopies and are tolerant of coastal exposure.

The species is readily recognised by its large thick glossy leaves with ripe orange fruit which can be seen in late summer.

There are a number of groups of karaka around the park which are thought to be remnants from Maori occupation.

Karaka Fruit and Flowers
Large ripe karaka fruit in January and a panicle of karaka flowers in September.
Tree Trail