METROSIDEROS EXCELSA POHUTUKAWA plant in new zealand

METROSIDEROS EXCELSA - POHUTUKAWA

Nothing says NZ Christmas like a Pohutukawa in full flower! This is a medium or large sized spreading tree with either a central leader or multi branching. Oval leaves are a dark rich green with brilliant crimson red flowers and a rough dark brown bark. Red aerial roots can develop on the lower portion of the trunk over time. An essential part of the New Zealand summer, the Pohutukawa makes a great shade tree or a fantastic tree for the kids to climb. It is a good coastal tree that will tolerate most conditions.

 

Applications
Specimen tree
Coastal conditions
Screening and hedging
NZ native theme    


Beyond the norm
Pohutakawa trim very well making a great hedge or screen.  If trimmed it can be contained in a smaller area.
 
Clipped height
2-5m


15 year height
4-6m


Mature height
Up to 15m


Soil conditions
Sandy, moist free draining, generally hardy to most soil types.


Wind
Hardy


Frost
Frost tender as juvenile plant


Light
Full sun  

 
Tree Shape
Open, tall, spreading


Seasonal
Evergreen


Flower
Red flower at Christmas time

Origin
New Zealand


Available grades
19lt, 45lt, 160lt, 400lt, 1100lt
 

The Icon Trees nursery covers 50 acres. So that we can attend to your requirements it is important to visit by appointment only; we may not be able to give you access to the nursery without prior arrangement.

 

Our usual opening hours are 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 

If you are unable to visit the nursery we can assist by selecting the right trees for your project. We can also support your purchasing decisions by providing photos of our trees. Purchases can be made using direct credit, VISA or Mastercard, or trade accounts.

99 Clevedon-Takanini Road

Ardmore

Auckland

0800 BIG TREES

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Good Roots………

Roots are the anchors and feeding mechanism for a tree, if these are not right then the success of the tree is compromised.  What might look like a big strong tree may not be mirrored by it root system.  Icon Trees is one of the few nurseries that identify with this issue and dispose of these trees instead of growing them on to the next grade or supplying trees that will not successfully reach maturity.

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