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Metrosideros collina 'Spring Fire'


Metrosideros collina 'Spring Fire'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
This tree from the Pacific Islands is similar to NZ's pohutukawa which is well known around coastal New Zealand. Over time it forms a broad spreading tree. The large rounded leaves are light grey-green with a distinct undulation around the edge. Showy clusters of orange-red flowers appear sporadically throughout the year. It grows best by the coast in areas that only get very little frost. Very hardy to dry conditions once established.

 
Genus
Metrosideros
Species   collina
Cultivar   'Spring Fire'

Common name
Pacific Rata

Family name
Myrtaceae
Place of origin
Pacific Islands


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

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types

Moisture
Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Does not tolerate frost. / Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Grows in sun or semi-shade


Trees

Category
Medium 10 to 18 metre.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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