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.
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.
15 year height
Up to 15m
Sandy, moist free draining, generally hardy to most soil types.
Frost tender as juvenile plant
Open, tall, spreading
Red flower at Christmas time
19lt, 45lt, 160lt, 400lt, 1100lt