Metrosideros umbellata

Southern Rātā

metrosideros umbellata southern rata
metrosideros umbellata southern rata
metrosideros umbellata southern rata flowering
metrosideros umbellata southern rata flowers
metrosideros umbellata southern rata foliage
metrosideros umbellata southern rata forest
metrosideros umbellata southern rata mature tree
metrosideros umbellata southern rata young tree

Most cold hardy of the Metrosideros family. Very slow-growing with a bushy, multi-stemmed growth habit. Red new stems and leaves are a feature. Mature leaves are glossy, leathery, and pointed. Glowing scarlet flowers from early to mid-summer. Requires a moist, cooler position.

Foliage Colour

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Flowering Season

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

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