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METROSIDEROS

Commonly known as Iron tree, Pohutakawa, Rata

These plants produce exquisite bottle-brush like flowers but they are frost tender and suitable for outdoor growing only in the Scilly Isles or West Cornwall. They do however make excellent conservatory plants but be prepared for aerial roots
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Full sun - shelter from strong, drying winds
  • Additional Features - Good to know - grown for the small, trumpet-shaped flowers with conspicuous tufts of stamens.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects may be a problem under glass.
  • Place of origin - South Africa, Malaysia, Australasia, Pacific Islands.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
Metrosideros - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of METROSIDEROS

METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Maori Princess'

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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£16.00 each
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METROSIDEROS excelsa 'Parnell'

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Commonly known as: New Zealand Christmas tree.
Bright orange-red flowers and large green leaves
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£16.00 each
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METROSIDEROS kermadecensis 'Tahiti'

METROSIDEROS kermadecensis 'Tahiti'  >


Commonly known as: Pohutakawa.
Dwarf habit, rounded leaves and clusters of orange red flowers
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METROSIDEROS kermadecensis 'Variegata'

METROSIDEROS kermadecensis 'Variegata'  >


Commonly known as: Pohutakawa.
Compact growing plant with attractive white variegated foliage and scarlet flowers
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£16.00 each
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METROSIDEROS robusta

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Commonly known as: Northern rata.
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
Multibuy Any 3+ for £13.00 each
£16.00 each
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METROSIDEROS umbellata

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Commonly known as: Southern rata.
One of the hardiest species which will thrive outside in Cornwall. Coppery young leaves and bright crimson flowers
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£16.00 each
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METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Gold Nugget'

METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Gold Nugget'  >


Commonly known as: Southern rata.
Smallish golden yellow leaves and crimson flowers
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£16.00 each
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METROSIDEROS umbellata 'Moonlight'

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Commonly known as: Southern rata.
Leaves margined white
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£16.00 each
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