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

Genus of 50 species of dwarf to tall. upright, evergreen shrubs, trees and climbers found in rainforests, dry river valleys and subalpine areas.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for the small, trumpet-shaped flowers with conspicuous tufts of stamens.
    Place of origin
    South Africa, Malaysia, Australasia, Pacific Islands.
Metrosideros - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of METROSIDEROS

METROSIDEROS carminea 'Ferris Wheel'

METROSIDEROS carminea 'Ferris Wheel'

Crimson rata vine

bright carmine-red

 
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METROSIDEROS excelsa

METROSIDEROS excelsa

Common pohutakawa, New Zealand Christmas tree, Rata

9syn. M. tomentosa).Bright orange-red flowers and large green leaves

 
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METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Parnell'

METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Parnell'

New Zealand Christmas tree

bright orange-red flowers and large green leaves

 
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METROSIDEROS kermadecensis 'Twisty'

METROSIDEROS kermadecensis 'Twisty'

Pohutakawa

distinctive leaves which are brightly variegated cream-yellow in the centre and bright deep green outside. Young stems are a bright red and the leaves have a twist which shows off the variegation

 
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Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. 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

 
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METROSIDEROS x subtomentosa 'Mistral'

METROSIDEROS x subtomentosa 'Mistral'

Iron tree, New Zealand Christmas tree

deep red

 
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METROSIDEROS umbellata

METROSIDEROS umbellata

Southern rata

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

 
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METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Gold Nugget'

METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Gold Nugget'

Southern rata

golden-yellow leaves with orange tinted tips

 
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METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Moonlight'

METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Moonlight'

Southern rata

green leaves with yellow-splashed centres

 
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Useful extras...

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AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
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AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
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Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
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Improves vegetable, fruit and flower quality. Blood, Fish and Bone contains three major nutrients essential for strong and healthy growth.
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