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METROSIDEROS kermadecensis 'Variegata'
Commonly known as Pohutakawa
Compact growing plant with attractive white variegated foliage and scarlet flowers
Height - 1m (39ins)
Spread - 1m (39ins)
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
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 - protect from drying winds
Additional Features - Exotic plants
Pests & Diseases - scale insects may be a problem under glass
Place of origin - garden origin.
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 colour (if not green) - Silver variegated
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
Neutral to acid soil
Metrosideros - Growing Guide
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
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™.
Vermin & Pest Control
SB Plant Invigorator
This is a non-biological non-chemical plant insecticide and mildewcide. Works against the physical motion of the insect. Perfect for all plants and edible crops.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included