Mamaki

Mamaki

Large shrubs or small trees 5 to 15 feet tall that generally have light green leaves with whitish undersides and either green, pink or reddish veins. The leaves range from about 4 inches to a foot across and are fairly rough to the touch. Flowers are insignificant in appearance but develop into fleshy white fruit, connected to the stem at the same point the leaf connects. A single plant can have hundreds of fruit at a time, and each fruit contains many tiny brown seeds from which new plants will develop.

Mamaki