Metrosideros collina cv. Spring Fire

Versatile shrub or small tree, with grey-green dende foliage and spectacular crimson pincushion flowers in spring and summer. It takes short frosts to about -5 C, drought, and harsh coastal conditions. This plant was selected in New Zealand from a plant wild-collected in Rarotonga, Polynesia and it was initially spread as Metrosideros thomasii.

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Versatile shrub or small tree, with grey-green dende foliage and spectacular crimson pincushion flowers in spring and summer. It takes short frosts to about -5 C, drought, and harsh coastal conditions. This plant was selected in New Zealand from a plant wild-collected in Rarotonga, Polynesia and it was initially spread as Metrosideros thomasii. This easy growing metrosideros can be grown in pots or trained as a hedge.

The preferred condition is full sun and it is adaptable to most soils. Prefers moisture when young but tolerates drought periods when established.

We ship a robust, sun-grown plant, cultivated in a 14-18 cm pot, of variable height of 25-40 cm. We will always try to select a compact robust plant for you. We ship worldwide.

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Oceania
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Myrtaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 0 ºC
Flowering Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer
Flowering Season Warmer Months
Plant type Woody
Color Red
Color Grey
Care Pot
Care Low-maintenance
Shape Trees
Shape Shrubs
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