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Metrosideros excelsa (NZ Christmas Tree)

Pohutukawa

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The average plant height is 30 cm
$26.03
The average plant height is 180 cm
$518.28

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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Trees
Height:10.00 m
Spread:10.00 m
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy, Wind
Garden uses:Avenues, Parks, Ponds, Screening, Specimen
Garden styles:Backyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Native
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Metrosideros excelsa (NZ Christmas Tree) Details

Metrosideros excelsa, commonly known as Pohutukawa or NZ Christmas tree, is a coastal, NZ native tree that produces stunning, crimson red flowers in summer. The flowers are complemented with foliage that is green when young and ages to become grey-green. This open and spreading evergreen typically grows to 10 m tall and the same wide, performing best when planted in full sun on a well-drained site. Pohutukawa It will tolerate poor soils, dry periods, moderate frost, and coastal climates. Metrosideros excelsa is an excellent choice for coastal gardens, growing as a specimen, for avenue planting, or adding to mixed plantings. This tree is aesthetic year-round, low maintenance, and very rewarding.

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