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Metrosideros 'Maungapiko'


Metrosideros  'Maungapiko'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A natural hybrid between Pohutukawa and Southern Rata, discovered by Graeme Platt. Over time it forms an narrow, upright tree with an open habit. The leathery pointed shiny leaves are mid-green. Showy clusters of bright crimson flowers cover the tree in summer. It is more frost tolerant than Pohutukawa, though may need protection whem young. Hardy to a range of soil types and sites, though will grow best in good soils.

 
Genus
Metrosideros
Species  
Cultivar   'Maungapiko'

Common name
Southern Pohutukawa
Hybrid
M. excelsa x M. umbellata

Family name
Myrtaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
8 m
Width
3 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
Prefers even soil moisture / Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Prefers a sunny site / Will tolerate moderate frosts

Indigenous / Magnificent / Nourishment / Texture

Trees

Category
Medium 10 to 18 metre.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 4 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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