An evergreen shrub or small tree which is sometimes grown as hedging in areas with a mild climate and which occurs as a garden escape in rough grassland. It can become naturalised, reproducing by seed, although it can be shy to flower. Lowland.
O. traversii was introduced into cultivation in Britain in 1887. It is recorded in the wild with increasing frequency.
Native of the Chatham Islands.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.