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METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Parnell'

Commonly known as New Zealand Christmas tree

Bright orange-red flowers and large green leaves
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  • Evergreen - elliptic to oblong leaves, 5-10cm (2-4in) long, semi-glossy, white-felted beneath.
  • Red - orange red
  • Height - 2m (6½ft) plus
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft) plus
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - freely branching shrub. Produces broad, compact, many-flowered, terminal cymes of flowers 3-4cm (1¼-1½in) long.
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Exotic plants -
  • Good to know - shrubby under protection in UK. Might require restrictive pruning under glass.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects under glass.
  • Place of origin - a selection from a cultivated variety from Parnell Rose Garden, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Flower Shape - Trumpet -
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical - - spreading with age
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
Metrosideros - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft) plus
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft) plus

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