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Metrosideros collina Tahiti

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Metrosideros collina Tahiti TBA

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Oval

Description:
Impressive silvery-green foliage shrub bursting with red flower colour in Winter through to Spring. Really useful in coastal sites, tolerates salt-spray and wind. Makes a great container plant, for around pools and as a low hedge.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prune after flowering and mulch well to retain moisture around the roots.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae PacificIslands

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Silver, Variegated
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

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