Melicope ternata (wharangi)
Melicope ternata, commonly known as wharangi, is found in coastal and lowland areas from North Cape to Nelson. It grows into a small tree of 3-5m, being bushier when in the open. The leaflets are arranged in threes. They have slightly wavy margins and are thin, oval and a shiny yellow green. The bright foliage makes it a useful selection for a mixed planting. It appreciates a soil that has been well worked but is happy with most conditions. Frost tender when young. Propagation by seed or cuttings.