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METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Maori Princess'

Commonly known as New Zealand Christmas tree

Conical growth habit with dark green leaves and crimson flowers
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  • Evergreen - elliptic to oblong leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long, semi glossy, dark green above and fensely white-felted beneath.
  • Red - crimson red
  • Height - to 4m (14ft) plus
  • Spread - to 4m (14ft) plus
  • Tall 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 - requires shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - shrubby. Might need restrictive pruning under glass.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects
  • Place of origin - New Zealand (North Island)
  • 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 - use loam-based compost (JI No. 2) in full light with shade from hot sun
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • 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 - - moderately fertile. Humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical - - spreading with age
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
Metrosideros - Growing Guide
to 4m (14ft) plus
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 4m (14ft) plus

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