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METROSIDEROS kermadecensis 'Tahiti'
Commonly known as Pohutakawa
Dwarf habit, rounded leaves and clusters of orange red flowers
Red - orange red
Height - 1m (39in)
Spread - 1m (39in)
Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
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)
Full sun - protect from drying winds
Additional Features - Exotic plants
Good to know - a good tub subject.
Pests & Diseases - scale insects can be a problem under glass
Place of origin - a selection from the Kermadec Islands of New Zealand
Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile. Humus-rich
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