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Spring on Madeira


Metrosideros excelsa is commonly known as New Zealand Christmas tree or Pohutukawa in the Maori language. In this part of the world, Pohutukawa shows its red bottlebrush flowers between June and August. Its leaves are velvety, silvery and pest-free. It is very adaptable and is best suited for indoors, in the conservatory and on the terrace.

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The Pohutukawa trees (Metrosideros excelsa) are native to New Zealand where they bloom around the turn of the year and are therefore referred to as New Zealand Christmas trees. In this country these evergreen shrubs with gray leaves show their exotic flowers usually from June to August as clusters of bright red, brush like flowers. These form a beautiful contrast to the silver gray, velvety leaves and shoots. Pohutukawa trees do not like permanently wet soil but are otherwise easy to care for. Due to their enormous adaptability, Pohutukawa trees are suitable for being planted in pots on a terrace or planted out in the conservatory or as specimen plants in the room. Moreover, they can be easily trimmed into a round shrub or lollipop shaped tree. This should convince even the last skeptic of the versatility and ease of care of these New Zealanders.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: red brush like flowers and silver gray leaves; rich in contrast; compact habit; easy to care for; adaptable to temperatures from 0 to 18°C
punkt_gruen.gif Use: in pots from April/May to October outside on balcony, terrace or garden with overwintering indoors; all year round in a conservatory or bright room or office

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Data sheet

Flowering period
Color of flowers
Tree or shrub
winter temperature
10 (±10)°C
Minimum temperature
0 °C
Hardiness Zones
3 - 4 m