Metrosideros excelsa
NEW ZEALAND XMAS BUSH, POHUTUKAWA
Myrtaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen tree

Hardiness zones: 9b-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, first line salt wind, medium soil salinity, light frost
12m
Plant habit
 
12m

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Flowers: red or yellow

Flowering Time: late spring to early summer
 
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Metrosideros excelsa
NEW ZEALAND XMAS BUSH, POHUTUKAWA
Myrtaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen tree

Hardiness zones: 9b-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, first line salt wind, medium soil salinity, light frost
12m
Plant habit
 
12m

FEATURES

Flowers: red or yellow

Flowering Time: late spring to early summer


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean & dry style designs

Uses: formal screen, informal screen, large planter, street tree, shade tree, windbreak, poolside

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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