Metrosideros excelsa – (Pohutukawa, Christmas Tree)

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Tree heights and widths are indicative only and will be affected by the environmental conditions of the site the tree is planted in.


Thrives in coastal situations. Will tolerate poor soils, wet, and drought conditions. Forms a large, broad-headed tree with thick, grey-green leaves. A profusion of glowing, crimson-red flowers borne during December. They attract nectar-seeking birds. Can be pruned as hedges and screens or left as a specimen. Metrosideros excelsa ‘Maori Princess’ is a popular and more upright-growing selection of Pohutukawa. Evergreen tree that grows at a moderate rate to reach 7m (H) x 7m (W) in 10 years.

Additional information

Growth Rate



Evergreen, Native

Mature Height

5m – 7m


Clay Soils, Coastal Sites, Dry Sites, Wet Sites, Windy Sites


Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Hedging/Screening, Street

Flower Colour



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