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METROSIDEROS umbellata

Commonly known as Southern rata

One of the hardiest species which will thrive outside in Cornwall. Coppery young leaves and bright crimson flowers
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Not available until May 2020 -
£16.00 each
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £14.00 each

Delivery Information Not available until May 2020
  • Evergreen - narrowly oval, shiny leaves to 6cm (2½in) long tapered equally at each end
  • Red
  • Height - 15m (49ft)
  • Spread - 15m (49ft)
  • Tall Shrub - loosely-branching habit. Flowers with crimson stamens to 2cm (¾in) long are produced in clusters on older plants
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F) - when established
  • Full sun - protect from drying winds
  • Additional Features - Exotic plants
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - New Zealand
  • 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 - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
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Metrosideros - Growing Guide
15m (49ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)
 

Buy Varieties of METROSIDEROS umbellata

METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Gold Nugget'

METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Gold Nugget'  >


Commonly known as: Southern rata.
Smallish golden yellow leaves and crimson flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £14.00 each
£16.00 each

METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Moonlight'

METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Moonlight'  >


Commonly known as: Southern rata.
Leaves margined white
Multibuy Any 3+ for £14.00 each
£16.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2020 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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