Metrosideros excelsa

New Zealand Xmas Bush

  • Common Name: New Zealand Xmas Bush
  • Plant Height: 12
  • Plant Spread: 12
  • Use: formal screen, informal screen, large planter, street tree, shade tree, windbreak, poolside
  • Plant Pruning: Retain only one main trunk for a tree. Tip prune after flowering and reduce any long shoots for a shrub.
  • Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist
  • Sunlight: hot overhead sun
  • Design: Suits mediterranean & dry style designs
  • Plant Origins: New Zealand
  • Flower Colour: red or yellow
  • Garden Type: tree
  • Plant Seasonality: Evergreen

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