Metrosideros thomasii - NZ Christmas bush
Flame-red fluffy flowers on a dense shrub, perfect for hedging, windbreaks, privacy screens to 5m. Soft silver-lime new growth throughout the year. Thrives in coastal, windy and exposed sites. Ideal refuge plant for native birds, who love the blossoms' nectar.
Metrosideros thomasii - New Zealand Christmas BushDESCRIPTION: Shrub to small tree with soft new growth at most times of the year, lime green maturing through silver to light green. Open tidy habit. Fluffy vibrant orange-red pincushion flowers in spring-summer
USES: Salt and wind tolerant for sea side planting, bird attracting and makes a great hedge or on its own as a specimen plant.
PLANTING: Plant in full sun for rich foliage colour and prolific flowering. Tolerates part shade. Thrives in free draining soil.
CARE: Well drained clay loams or sandy soil with a neutral to acid pH. Tolerates dry conditions. Prune lightly following after flowering is finished. Fertilise with native-plant fertiliser early spring and at planting.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 3-5m H x 5m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
We're not able to ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia for biosecurity reasons.
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