Pohutukawa or NZ Christmas Tree
Metrosideros excelsa syn. tomentosa
This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List
A coastal, evergreen tree that produces a brilliant display of red flowers made up of a mass of stamens. The Maori people revered it for its strength and beauty and it has regard by all people of New Zealand.
The Pohutukawa is a native of the coastal fringe of the North Island of New Zealand north of a line from New Plymouth to Gisborne. It once formed a continuous coastal fringe forest but agriculture and introduced pests have reduced it to 10 per cent of its former grandeur and the tree is considered ‘threatened’.
This tree grows up to 25 metres (80 ft) with a dome-like spreading crown, beautifully textured leaves and flowers from November to January in the Southern Hemisphere.
Offered is a packet of approximately 100 seeds with propagation notes.
All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.
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