Three species of evergreen shrubs from New Zealand. They have a much branched twiggy habit, alternate simple leaves, bright yellow, five-petalled starry flowers and single-seeded berry-like fruits which may be red, orange or yellowish.
The one species described is barely small enough for the large rock garden. However, it stands regular pruning and could be trimmed to size after flowering each year. Can also be grown in pots, root restriction reducing its size, making an interesting specimen for the alpine house. Well-drained neutral to acid soil and a sunny site are required. Propagation by seed when ripe, and placed in a cold frame, or cuttings in late summer.