New Zealand honeysuckle
Knightia excelsa, Rewarewa in Māori, or New Zealand honeysuckle, is an evergreen tree endemic to the low elevation and valley forests of New Zealand’s North Island and Marlborough Sounds. Rewarewa grows to 100-feet tall, with a slender crown. The leaves are alternate, leathery, narrow oblong, 4 - 6 inches long and 1 - 1¼ inches wide, and without stipules. The flowers are ¾ - 1¼ inches long, bright red, and borne in racemes 4 inches long.
It was called “New Zealand honeysuckle” by early European settlers but the name has fallen into disuse in preference for the Māori name. Rewarewa flowers are a great source for honey production.
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