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Nertera cunninghamii - Hook.f.
                 
Common Name
Family Rubiaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Lowland to montane damp forests, shrubland and boggy places, North and South Islands, between latitudes 35 to 44°s[44].
Range New Zealand.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade

Summary

Nertera cunninghamii


Nertera cunninghamii
   
Physical Characteristics
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Nertera cunninghamii is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw[173]. The fruit is a berry about 4mm in diameter with a single seed[200].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a light well-drained soil in semi-shade and shelter from cold winds[200]. Plants are intolerant of excessive winter wet[200]. A prostrate mat-forming plant that forms roots at the nodes of stems, it grows well in a rock garden in areas where frosts are light and short-lived[200]. It succeeds outdoors only in the milder areas of Britain.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a shaded part of a cool greenhouse or cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Consider giving the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Division in spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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