METROSIDEROS

Commonly known as Iron tree, Pohutakawa, Rata

These plants produce exquisite bottle-brush like flowers but they are frost tender and suitable for outdoor growing only in the Scilly Isles or West Cornwall. They do however make excellent conservatory plants but be prepared for aerial roots

 

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong, drying winds
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - grown for the small, trumpet-shaped flowers with conspicuous tufts of stamens.
  • Pests & Diseases
    scale insects may be a problem under glass.
  • Place of origin
    South Africa, Malaysia, Australasia, Pacific Islands.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
Metrosideros - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of METROSIDEROS

METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Maori Princess'

METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Maori Princess'

New Zealand Christmas tree

Conical growth habit with dark green leaves and crimson flowers

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £14.00 each
£16.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Parnell'

METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Parnell'

New Zealand Christmas tree

Bright orange-red flowers and large green leaves

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £14.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
METROSIDEROS kermadecensis 'Tahiti'

METROSIDEROS kermadecensis 'Tahiti'

Pohutakawa

Dwarf habit, rounded leaves and clusters of orange red flowers

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £14.00 each
£16.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
METROSIDEROS robusta

METROSIDEROS robusta

Northern rata

The hardiest of all the metrosideros which grew at caerhays for many years. Coppery-scarlet flowers. Much more tender when young as those who have pinched seedlings from tresco discover to their cost

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £14.00 each
£16.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
METROSIDEROS umbellata

METROSIDEROS umbellata

Southern rata

One of the hardiest species which will thrive outside in cornwall. Coppery young leaves and bright crimson flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £14.00 each
£16.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Moonlight'

METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Moonlight'

Southern rata

Leaves margined white

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £14.00 each
£16.00 each 
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

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