We have a new sanctuary at school and on Monday we were given a special plant to put in it.
The Wharangi tree has beautiful light green leaves. It can grow 5-8 metres tall. It can grow flowers in spring and grow berries in summer. The berries attract birds in summer. The berries are poisonous to human but they’re not poisonous to birds.
We are planting the wharangi tree in our sanctuary. You need sun, water, damp soil, space and you need to handle it carefully.
The leaves are smooth, shiny and smell like lemon. They also have three leaves to every shoot. It’s also New Zealand’s native plant. It has a very big trunk and it can turn out like a very big tree.
I’m looking forward to watching our wharangi tree grow in our sanctuary.
By Zach Bishop
The wharangi is a great plant that has bright green leaves and a healthy stalk. Surprisingly every shoot has three leaves on it. The wharangi tree needs a decent amount of water. If you want to keep it alive you need to make the soil damp. You need to put it in a sunny place to make it grow.
The wharangi tree can also grow berries in the spring and grows flowers in the summer. The berries are poisonous and if you eat them you will die. When you touch them it is best to wash your hands.
The best thing about the wharangi tree is that the birds love it and if you rub the leaves between your finger and thumb and you smell it, it will smell like lemon. The wharangi tree can also grow five to eight metres.
If you like the sound of this you should get the wharangi tree before they all sell out. Before you stop reading this, I hope you learned a lot about the wharangi tree.
By Zack Bryers
Let me tell you about an awesome tree, the wharangi.
The wharangi tree is a New Zealand native and a trifoliate (three leaves on each shoot). It has glossy green leaves, white flowers and purple flowers. If you rub the leaves it smells like lemon. When it’s fully grown it will be five to eight metres tall.
The wharangi tree needs damp soil. If you can poke something down in to the soil 15cm or more and when you take it out it is damp, then that is enough moisture for the tree to grow. It needs 60 to 80ml of water a day. It grows best in the sun but if it is mature it’s fine in any weather. The soil needs potting mix and worms.
A good thing about the wharangi is that it attracts birds and grows tall for shade.
The wharangi has many different names. The most common is of course wharangi but there’s also Melicope Ternata. If you eat the berries you could die!
The wharangi is one of my favourite trees and I can’t wait to plant it.
By Carter Steele
How to Plant a Tree
You Will Need
.a little rake
- Dig a hole so the tree is snug in the hole.
- Put the potting mix in the hole.
- Loosen the roots with a small rake.
- Put the tree in the hole.
- Put more potting mix in the hole to the top.
- Give the tree lots of water.
- Remember to water the tree every day while it’s young.