Kohekohe is one of the most handsome of our coastal trees that was once very common. Easy to grow and works well in a variety of situations and moisture levels. Kohekohe is easily grown from seed and can reaching a maximum height of 15m in a sheltered position. Large glossy green leaves and sweet-scented, orchid-like flowers grow straight from the trunk or large branches. Kohekohe flowers are an important and favored source of floral nectar for tūī, bellbird and hihi.The flowers produce green golf-ball-sized fruit capsules the following year. A bright orange jelly covering the seed is then seen when the fruit capsule is ripe and breaks up. They make a great source of food for a range of birds, such as kererū and kōkako.