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Metrosideros excelsa.


Metrosideros excelsa.

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 vibrant red 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. Grows naturally in many parts of the North Island, sea-level to 600 mt.

 
Genus
Metrosideros
Species   excelsa.
Cultivar  

Common name
Pohutukawa

Family name
Myrtaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


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

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types

Moisture
Soil must be well drained / Tolerates dry soils

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

Indigenous / Magnificent / Nourishment / Paradise / Sanctuary / Texture

Trees

Category
Large over 18 metres.
Availability
All our current stock has been dispatched out to retailers. If they have none left for you, we are growing another crop to supply as soon as possible.
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