White Kurrajong, Brachychiton populneum
Location: Wharerangi Cemetery
Significance: Botanical interest
Uncommon in New Zealand, this fine young example of the Australian native was planted in the Wharerangi Cemetery more than 35 years ago.
The Kurrajong is commonly seen as a street tree in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. A bushy-headed evergreen, it makes a good shade tree. Australian farmers also use it as fodder supplement during droughts.