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Metrosideros excelsa. 'Maori Princess'


Metrosideros excelsa. 'Maori Princess'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
The iconic pohutukawa is well known around coastal New Zealand. Over time it forms a broad spreading tree with gnarled trunks and branches. The leathery leaves are light grey-green above, with dense white hairs below. Showy clusters of striking red flowers with a mauve tone cover the tree in early summer. It grows best by the coast in areas that only get light frosts. Very hardy to dry conditions once established.

 
Genus
Metrosideros
Species   excelsa.
Cultivar   'Maori Princess'

Common name
Pohutukawa

Family name
Myrtaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
8 m
Width
3 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Grows in sandy soils / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Grows in sun or semi-shade / Tolerates light frost only


Trees

Category
Large over 18 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 & PB 28 containers. Ask for them at your retailer.
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