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Commonly known as Iron tree, Pohutakawa, Rata
Full sunShelter from strong, drying winds
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for the small, trumpet-shaped flowers with conspicuous tufts of stamens.Pests & DiseasesScale insects may be a problem under glass.Place of originSouth Africa, Malaysia, Australasia, Pacific Islands.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-richNeutral to acid soil
Buy Varieties of METROSIDEROS
bright orange-red flowers and large green leaves
dwarf habit, rounded leaves and clusters of orange red flowers
the hardiest of all the metrosideros which grew at Caerhays for many years. Coppery-scarlet flowers. Much more tender when young as those who have pinched seedlings from Tresco discover to their cost
one of the hardiest species which will thrive outside in Cornwall. Coppery young leaves and bright crimson flowers