METROSIDEROS EXCELSA LIGHTHOUSE - LIGHTHOUSE POHUTUKAWA
A selection of Metrosideros excelsa from Rangitoto Island in Auckland, Lighthouse has a more upright and tighter form than normal Pohutakawa. It has the same dark, rich, green, oval-shaped leaves, crimson red flowers and rough dark brown bark. Red aerial roots may develop on the lower portion of the trunk over time. With all the typical features of a normal Pohutakawa tree, Lighthouse is better suited to where a smaller growing is required. Hardy to coastal conditions.
Hedging and screening
Smaller and medium sized gardens
NZ native theme
Beyond the norm
Another great Pohutakawa for hedging or clipping.
15 year height
Sandy, moist free draining, generally hardy to most soil types
Frost tender as juvenile plant
Open, tall, upright
Red flower at Christmas time
NZ (Rangitoto Island, Auckland)
Available grades (subject to demand)
45lt, 160lt, 400ft