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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.


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 in mid-January. 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



Evergreen, Native

Mature Height

3m – 5m


Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Street

Flower Colour



Coastal Sites, Dry Sites, Wet Sites, Windy Sites


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