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Metrosideros collina Springfire

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Metrosideros collina Springfire TBA
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Shrubs Dense, Rounded, Shrub Like

Attractive large evergreen shrub with grey-green foliage and masses of red fluffy looking flowers throughout Spring and Summer. Perfect for coastal sites, tolerating salt-spray and wind. Makes a great hedging plant or for around pools. Grows approx. 4.5-6m tall x 2-2.5m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Tropical Garden, Verge, Wind Break

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae PacificIslands

Foliage Colour: Green, Grey
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High