Project Description

Alternative Names:

  • Kawakawa
  • Maori kava
  • Kawa
  • Taakawa
  • Maori Bush Basil
  • Pepper Tree

Piper excelsum (Kawakawa) is a small tree that can be found growing from coastal areas to lowland areas. It is a small, densely branched, aromatic, dioecious tree with large heart-shaped fleshy leaves growing up to 5 metres.


  • Median Height: 5m tall x 2m wide