New Zealand Christmas Tree (Metrosideros excelsa)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up New Zealand Christmas Tree
Give a thumbs up Common Pohutakawa
Give a thumbs up Pohutukawa Tree
Give a thumbs up Pohutukawa

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 30 to 50 feet or more
Plant Spread: 40 to 80 feet or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Useful for timber production
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Image Of New Zealand Christmas Tree by prabhisetty Dec 28, 2014 12:58 AM 5
Help with my bonsai by drupana Aug 20, 2019 10:07 AM 11
Help identifying tree (from SF bay area) and tips by need_for_color Apr 29, 2018 9:45 AM 8

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