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Metrosideros 'Lighthouse'

Metrosideros excelsa, NZ Christmas Tree, Pohutukawa

The average plant height is 180 cm This is a large grade plant
The average plant height is 180 cm This is a large grade plant

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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Shrubs
Height:3.00 m
Spread:3.00 m
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy
Garden uses:Containers, Hedging, Living areas, Parks, Ponds, Pool areas, Screening, Specimen
Garden styles:Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Formal, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern, Native
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Metrosideros 'Lighthouse' Details

Metrosideros excelsa ‘Lighthouse’ is a popular variety of the commonly known Pohutukawa and is grown for its impressive foliage and flowers. This NZ Christmas tree produces brilliant sprays of bright red flowers through summer which are complemented by leathery, green-grey leaves. It typically grows to 3 m tall and the same wide and can be trimmed as necessary. Best results with this variety of Pohutukawa are achieved when it is planted in full sun on a well-drained site. It is tolerant of poor soils, dry periods, moderate frost, and coastal environments. Metrosideros excelsa ‘Lighthouse’ is an excellent choice for coastal gardens, adding to mixed plantings, growing as a specimen, maintaining in a container, planting to border and entrance, or using to brighten up an area.

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