Pseudopanax crassifolius, lancewood
The spiky dramatic leaves of the five-finger will change as the plant matures. Pseudopanax crassifolius or lancewoods grow up to 10m in height. Plant with a bit of shade and shelter rather than in the open sun. Lancewoods are found throughout Hawke’s Bay forests, and the seed for this was collected from near Kereru.