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METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Parnell'

Commonly known as New Zealand Christmas tree

Bright orange-red flowers and large green leaves
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    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

METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Parnell'

 
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plant size comparison icon 1 to 1.5 Litre
  • 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)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • 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
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Metrosideros - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft) plus
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft) plus
 

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