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METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Gold Nugget'

Commonly known as Southern rata

Smallish golden yellow leaves and crimson flowers
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  • Evergreen - leaves have thin, orange-red edges
  • Red
  • Height - 2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Spread - 2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • 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
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Full sun - very sheltered
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - under glass - scale insects
  • 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 No. 2) in full light with shade from hot sun
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf colour (if not green) - Gold
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile. Humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
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Metrosideros - Growing Guide
2-3m (6½-10ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-3m (6½-10ft)
 

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