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Christmas tree

Metrosideros excelsa

Also known as

Pohutukawa

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

20m

10m

Min

10m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pōhutukawa Tree taken at Cornwallis Beach, West Auckland
A photo of Christmas tree

Christmas tree Overview

It will produce dense masses of low-growing branches, the leaves are oblong and dull deep green.

How to propagate Christmas tree

Cuttings

Propagate from seed in spring or from cuttings in summer.

Seed

Other uses of Christmas tree

Grown for their flowers, their overall appearance and for shade.