Metrosideros umbellata – (Southern Rata)

SKU: 3380 Categories: ,

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

Description

Most cold hardy of this 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 are borne in mid-January and attract nectar seeking birds. Requires a moist cooler position. Evergreen tree that grows at a slow rate to reach 3m (H) x 2m (W) in 10 years.

Additional information

Growth Rate

Slow

Mature Height

3m – 5m

Uses

Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Street