The Kowhai is one of New Zealand's favourite flowering trees. They are a great source of nectar for the Tui and other birds and stand out with their beautiful golden flowers.
There are 8 different species of Kowhai in New Zealand, I have 2 of them in my garden. Some can grow up to 25m (82 ft) but this one is one of the smaller varieties.
As our unofficial national flower you will find images of the flowers throughout New Zealand in design work, paintings and carvings.