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Metrosideros robusta


Metrosideros robusta

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
In native forest this plant is an epiphyte and develops into a 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 crimson red flowers appear November to January. Occurs naturally in the North Island and South down to Greymouth. Tolerates cold, though shelter from frost when young. Prefers good soil, but will grow in most soils. Avoid very dry sites.

 
Genus
Metrosideros
Species   robusta
Cultivar  

Common name
Northern Rata

Family name
Myrtaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
10 m
Width
3 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

Exposure
Frost hardy / Grows in sun or semi-shade / Tolerates exposed sites.


Trees

Category
Large over 18 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 2.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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