Plant Catalog - METROSIDEROS EXCELSA
New Zealand Christmas Tree, Pohutukawa
A shrubby evergreen tree with an upright, rounded form. Dark green foliage is oval and leathery with woolly, white undersides. From winter to early summer, bright orange-red, bottlebrush flowers attract pollinators of all sorts.
USDA zones: 9 - 11
Sunset zones: 16, 17, 23 - 24, H1, H2
Mature size: 15 - 25 feet high and 6 - 10 feet wide
Light needs: full sun
Water needs: moderate water