Metrosideros excelsa – Pohutukawa / New Zealand Christmas Bush
DESCRIPTION: A hardy, stout trunked shrub or small tree with ovate, grey/green, leathery leaves and spectacular crimson-stamened pincushion or pom-pom type flowers.
*height & width at maturity
FOLIAGE: Thick, leathery grey green foliage.
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Red, almost bottlebrush like with many stamens
GROWTH RATE: Moderate
TOLERANCES: Prefers a full sun position. Extremely tolerant of salty and windy conditions. Tolerant of most soils but prefers moist, well drained conditions. Not frost tolerant.
TREE CARE: Prune to shpe