New Zealand Christmas Tree 10+ seeds
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Attractive and very hardy medium sized tree flowering in late autumn, spring and summer, with bright scarlet color pom-pom flowers
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Metrosideros tomentosa- New Zealand Christmas Tree - An Attractive and very hardy medium sized evergreen tree flowering in late autumn, spring and summer, with bright scarlet color pom-pom flowers. It is in the myrtle family, mrytaceae. The P'hutukawa is one of 12 Metrosideros types native to New Zealand. Renowned for its vibrant color and its ability to survive even perched on rocky, precarious cliffs, it has found an important place in New Zealand's culture, both of the European settlers and Maori - being venerated for spirituality, strength and beauty, and considered one of the chiefly trees Likes a sunny aspect in well drained soil. Good for use in coastal areas. Grows to a height of approx 4-5mtr, prefers full sun, wind tolerant.
|Flowers:||Bright scarlet pom-pom flowers|
|Lifecycle:||2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|USDA Zones:||9 to 11|
|Soil:||Well drained soil|
I try to grow all plants organically or hydroponically whenever possible. I do not use chemical pesticides and prefer organic pest control and the use of predatory insects.