Metrosideros excelsa x umbellata 'Maungapiko'

Pōhutukawa and Southern Rātā Hybrid

metrosideros excelsa x umbellata maungapiko
metrosideros excelsa x umbellata maungapiko
metrosideros maungapiko pohutukawa rata flowering
metrosideros maungapiko pohutukawa rata flowers
metrosideros maungapiko pohutukawa rata foliage
metrosideros maungapiko pohutukawa rata mature

This narrow-growing, erect tree is clothed with shiny, pointed, fresh-green leaves. A profusion of scarlet flowers, which attract birds, cover the tree from early to mid-summer. Excellent tough coastal tree, withstanding a lot more frost than Metrosideros excelsa. Excellent street tree. Metrosideros excelsa x umbellata 'Maungapiko' was discovered by Graeme Platt in the early 1980s growing in mānuka scrub at the junction of Maungapiko Track and the old Port Fitzroy - Whangaparapara Road (now Forest Road) on Great Barrier Island. The original tree has since been destroyed by road widening. Metrosideros excelsa x umbellata is a natural hybrid between Metrosideros excelsa and Metrosideros umbellata.

native tree Native
evergreen tree Evergreen
tolerates coastal sites Tolerates coastal sites
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
clay soils Clay soils
poor draining soils Poor draining soils
dry soils Dry soils
street Street
attracts bees Attracts bees
attracts birds Attracts birds
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

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8m
4m

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Genus: Metrosideros

Species: Metrosideros excelsa x umbellata

Cultivar: Metrosideros excelsa x umbellata 'Maungapiko'

Common Name: Pōhutukawa and Southern Rātā Hybrid

Description and Features

Description: This narrow-growing, erect tree is clothed with shiny, pointed, fresh-green leaves. A profusion of scarlet flowers, which attract birds, cover the tree from early to mid-summer. Excellent tough coastal tree, withstanding a lot more frost than Metrosideros excelsa. Excellent street tree. Metrosideros excelsa x umbellata 'Maungapiko' was discovered by Graeme Platt in the early 1980s growing in mānuka scrub at the junction of Maungapiko Track and the old Port Fitzroy - Whangaparapara Road (now Forest Road) on Great Barrier Island. The original tree has since been destroyed by road widening. Metrosideros excelsa x umbellata is a natural hybrid between Metrosideros excelsa and Metrosideros umbellata.

Height: 8m

Width: 4m

Uses: Street, Attracts bees, Attracts birds

Tolerates: Coastal, Windy

Soil Type: Clay soils, Poor draining soils, Dry soils

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Native

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Green

  • Winter: Green

  • Spring: Green

Flowers:

  • Summer: Red

  • Autumn: None

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: None

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