Metrosideros excelsa
NEW ZEALAND XMAS BUSH, POHUTUKAWA
Myrtaceae

 
Print friendly version of this plant Print   |   View think list View think list
 
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

Add to your plants think list Add to think list  
Add to my profile Add to my profile

Origins: New Zealand

Other Botanical Names: Metrosideros tomentosa

Other Common Names:

 
Previous plant Next plant

New Search

Tell our Plant Selector what you want & like and we'll search thousands of plant profiles for compatible matches

Plant of the Day

Garland Lily

Plant type: herbaceous bulb
H: 0.5m W: 0.3m
Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Find out more
annuals & bulbs

Fast Facts

annuals & bulbs
Annuals are hungry for resources to rush them through their short life cycle. Most need to be well-fed and watered to perform to top garden standards.

Palmetto

Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is ideally suited as a lawn in many applications.



More products

Get the Plant Selector's full features plus news, forums & competitions. Sign up, it's free.
Click here for more

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






Advert