METROSIDEROS EXCELSA MISTRAL - MISTRAL POHUTUKAWA
A natural hybrid of Pohutakawa and Rata, Mistral forms to be a tidy upright growing tree. The characteristic of the rata makes it slower growing than excelsa cultivars and the Rata cross makes the leaf narrow, oval and pointed. Although flowering is not as prolific as excels, the flowers are an amazing deep scarlet red. Hardy to most conditions and soil types and can handle mild drought and coastal conditions.
Street tree or avenue planting
Beyond the norm
Responds very well to clipping and will make a spectacular shaped tree. A very grand looking tree when clipped to shape.
15 year height
Sandy, moist free draining, generally hardy to most soil types
Frost tender as juvenile plant
Available grades (subject to demand)
19lt, 45lt, 160lt