Metrosideros excelsus | Pacific Nurseries trees for the Bay Area

Metrosideros excelsus

Common Name | New Zealand Christmas Tree
Popular Plant Non-CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
Non-CA Native
Shrub + Tree
Metrosideros excelsus is a great tree or shrub solution for a privacy screen. It grows very quickly and features beautiful, crimson, brush-like flowers that attract hummingbirds and bees and appear in fall. It is relatively deer-proof and drought resistant. The opaque-colored grayish leaves make the surrounding foliage of the other plants really pop. With a spreading, dome-like form, it is able to thrive in poor rocky soil and steep grades. Available in both a ‘standard’ and multi-trunked spreading tree form, it works well in salt air along the coast and on the SF Peninsula.

Metrosideros excelsus

Attributes + Requirements

Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
High Pollinator Attraction
Growth | 82′ High
Growth | 15′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | Crimson
Light Water
Full Sun
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Rocky, Well-Drained
Special Features = Drought Tolerant | Deer Resistant | Attracts Pollinators | Costal Tolerant | Easy Pruning
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Metrosideros excelsus
Sizes Grown | 15 gal, 24″ box, 36″ box

Our inventory changes throughout the day.  This listing does not guarantee immediate availability in all or any sizes. We may be able to source or transfer items not currently in our inventory. Learn more about plant order processing.

“As a multi with a little thinning out, Metrosideros excelsus looks incredible at night with low-voltage lighting.”
Michael Moore | Masterpiece Gardens

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