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Metrosideros spp.

New Zealand Christmas Tree

Pohutukawa, Ohi'a Lehua
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Metrosideros spp.
Principal Common Name New Zealand Christmas Tree
Common Name(s) Pohutukawa, Ohi'a Lehua
Synonym
Description Evergreen shrubs or small trees grown for the leathery foliage and show flowers with prominent stamens.
General Comments Best grown near seaside in very well drained soil. Very sensitive to frost.
Origin
Nativity New Zealand, Hawaii
Height Range 8 - 0 FT
Spread Range 6 - 0 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 16 : 17 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green : Medium Green
Leaf Texture Glossy : Tomentose beneath
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color Red : Rose Pink
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