600+ viable seeds per gram:
Also Known as: Southern Rata
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Height - 15m
Metrosideros umbellata (NZ Native)
A native New Zealand tree with leathery lance shaped leaves and vivid red flowers in summer this makes a stunning feature tree. A cold climate relative to pohutukawa able to withstand server frosts. It is particularly common along the west coast of the South Island where its nectar is the main source of a locally produced rātā honey. Southern rātā is the most widespread of the New Zealand tree rātā species. It is locally present in the North Island from latitude 36° southwards, is more common in western parts of the South Island
Packet of 100 seeds $19.80
5 grams $68.60
50 grams $585.30
How to Grow
Recommended pre germination seed treatment:
Seed germinates without pre treatment. This seed requires light to germinate. For best results germinate the seed on top of moist seed rising mix, don't cover just keep moist until germination is complete.