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A picture of a Rata

Rata

Metrosideros robusta

Also known as

Northern rata

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

12cm

20cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    More images of Rata

    Metrosideros robusta, Northern Rātā, towers above the forest at Kaitoke Regional Park in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges, 45 minutes north of Wellington, New Zealand.
    A photo of Rata

    Rata Overview

    This is a slow-growing species, It produces masses of brilliant orange-red flowers which open in the summer.

    How to propagate Rata

    Cuttings

    Propagate from seed in spring or from cuttings in summer.

    Seed

    Other uses of Rata

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