Metrosideros excelsus

New Zealand Christmas Tree

Family: Myrtaceae Myrtle

Type Tree, shrub
USDA Hardiness range 9A - 10B
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Red
Bloom time Summer
Water needs Moist
Height 30' to 50' / 9.20m to 15.20m
Spread 25' to 30' / 7.60m to 9.20m
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Evergreen
Leaf color Green
Fruit color Tan
Soil pH requirements Neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy
Form Upright or erect