Metrosideros ‘Maungapiko’

Pohutakawa

Features

  • Masses of bright red pohutakawa flowers at Christmas through to New Year.
  • Dark green foliage from southern rata genes.
  • More frost resistant than most pohutakawas due to being a hybrid with southern rata.
  • Slower and lower growing with a naturally rounded shape.

Uses

  • Great as a screening plant—trims well as a hedge.  Wind break in coastal areas.
  • Brings in tuis and bellbirds when in flower.
  • Its fibrous roots means it is very good for erosion control.
  • Can be grown as a trees or left as a bush.

Growing Conditions

  • Very coastal and wind hardy.
  • Moderately frost hardy.
  • Full sun to partial shade.

 

Height Width
5 year old tree 1.5m 1.0m
10 year old tree 3.0m 2.5m
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
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