Also Known as: Rata
Next Crop is May / June 2018
Height - 25m
Metrosideros robusta (NZ Native)
A magnificent large tree, native to New Zealand with intense red flowers in spring. Just like the pohutukawa, these flowers produce lots of nectar which is very popular with native birds and insects. Flowers of the rata are slightly smaller than the pohutukawa. Frost tender when young.
Approximate viable seed per gram: More than 600
Packet of 100 seeds $18.00
2 grams $46
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.