Also Known as: NZ Christmas Tree, Pohutukawa
Height - 15m
Metrosideros excelsa-Red (NZ Native)
A magnificent Native New Zealand flowering tree with a short trunk and wide spreading branches. Naturally occurring in coastal areas of the northern half of the North Island and now extensively planted in many parts of NZ. An e xcellent coastal specimen and shelter tree. Nectar in January will attract birds and bees. Easy to grow and hardy. Avoid heavy frost.
Approximate viable seed per gram: More than 600
Packet of 100 seeds $18.00
25 grams $42
250 grams $357
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.