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Metrosideros bartlettii


Metrosideros bartlettii

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Tall upright tree. It will also grow in open sunny ground, though may not reach the same heights. It has dark green oval leaves on erect branches. Dense clusters of white flowers appear in summer. Occurs naturally in the northern part of the North Island, only found in 1977. Protect from frost when young. Prefers good soil, but will grow in most soils. Avoid very dry sites.

 
Genus
Metrosideros
Species   bartlettii
Cultivar  

Common name
Rata

Family name
Myrtaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


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

Soil Type
Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Prefers even soil moisture

Exposure
Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate light frost only

Enthusiast / Indigenous / Magnificent / Nourishment / Sanctuary

Trees

Category
Large over 18 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 3.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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