METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Moonlight'

Commonly known as Southern rata

Leaves margined white
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Narrowly ovate, shiny leaves to 6cm (2½in) long tapered equally at each end
  • Height
    50cm (20in)
  • Spread
    50cm (20in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • 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
    Very sheltered

METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Moonlight'

 
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  • 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
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver variegated
  • 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
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
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Metrosideros - Growing Guide

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