Cornwall Park

CORNWALL PARK

Totara

Totara

TOTARA

Totara

Podocarpus totara - native

The two totara were planted in the early 1920s. Totara can attain heights exceeding 30m and forms an open spreading canopy when mature.

The tree is recognised by the needle-like blue-green foliage and peeling red to brown bark. The seed is a small ovoid nut which is seated on a fleshy red berry-like fruit.

Totara are closely related to the native kahikatea which is also found in the park.

Totara foliage and thick, stringy bark of totara.
Tree Trail