We are stoked to be able to offer you this gorgeous new Christmas bush in tubestock. It's got all the pizzazz of the regular varieties - those big fluffy red flowers which pollinators adore - with the added attraction of blue foliage! New growth has a distinct dusting of metallic navy blue over young leaves and stems, contrasting with the lime-silver leaf colour beneath and the coral-red flowers. The images aren't photoshopped in any way, it's exactly how the plant is in our nursery.
Metrosideros collina MB01 'Velvet Sky' - New Zealand Christmas bush
DESCRIPTION:Velvet Sky™ has inky blue stems and blue-tinted foliage, plus soft red pompom flowers typical of the genus. Compact form with a dense growth habit. USES: Salt and wind tolerant for sea side and coastal planting; bird attracting and good for beneficial pollinators; makes a great hedge or on its own as a specimen plant. PLANTING: Plant this one in lightly shaded areas or dappled shade for stronger leaf colour. Plant in full sun for more prolific flowering. Thrives in free draining soil and a mild climate. CARE: Well drained clay loams or sandy soil with a neutral to acid pH. Light to moderate frost tolerance and moderate drought tolerance once established. Prune lightly following after flowering is finished. Fertilise with native-plant fertiliser early spring and at planting. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2 - 4m H x 1 - 3m W. In cooler climates can be smaller. 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.