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Metrosideros excelsa. 'Moon Maiden'


Metrosideros excelsa. 'Moon Maiden'

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 sulphur-yellow flowers 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. Will form multiple trunks, unless these are removed.

 
Genus
Metrosideros
Species   excelsa.
Cultivar   'Moon Maiden'

Common name
Golden Pohutukawa

Family name
Myrtaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


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

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

Moisture
Avoid wet soil. / Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Prefers a sunny site / Tolerates light frost only


Trees

Category
Large over 18 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 28 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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