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Metrosideros umbellata. 'Gold Beacon'


Metrosideros umbellata. 'Gold Beacon'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A small tree which can start out life as an epiphyte. It has dense narrow pointed mid green leaves on erect branches. Masses of small yellow flowers occur in clusters from November to March. This selection was found at Otira Gorge, Arthurís Pass National Park. It is best in high rainfall areas, lowland to subalpine, mostly South Island. It grows slowly, prefers good soil moisture, and a cooler climate. Prefers not to be shaded out by other plants. Frost hardy.

 
Genus
Metrosideros
Species   umbellata.
Cultivar   'Gold Beacon'

Common name
Southern Rata

Family name
Myrtaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


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

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Avoid dry soils / Prefers even soil moisture

Exposure
Grows in sun or semi-shade / Prefers a cool climate / Tolerates exposed sites. / Will tolerate very hard frosts.

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Category
Small 4.5 to 9 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 3.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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