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
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Narrowly ovate, 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
  • 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

METROSIDEROS umbellata

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£16.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £14.00 each
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
  • 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
    Use loam-based compost (JI N0. 2) in full light with shade from hot sun
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (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
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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 'Moonlight'

METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Moonlight'

Southern rata

leaves margined white

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £14.00 each
£16.50 each 
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