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Metrosideros kermadecensis 'Variegata'


Metrosideros kermadecensis 'Variegata'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
This tree is very similar to NZ's pohutukawa which is well known around coastal New Zealand. Over time it forms a broad spreading tree with gnarled trunks and branches. The rounded leaves are light grey-green above, with dense white hairs below. Showy clusters of red flowers appear sporadically throughout the year. 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   kermadecensis
Cultivar   'Variegata'

Common name
Variegated Pohutukawa

Family name
Myrtaceae
Place of origin
Kermadec Islands


DETAILS
Height
4 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. / Prefers a sunny site / Will tolerate light frost only

Indigenous / Magnificent / Nourishment / Paradise / Sanctuary / Texture

Trees

Category
Medium 10 to 18 metre.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 & Pot 15 containers. Ask for them at your retailer.
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