Metrosideros collina Tahiti
If you are looking for a compact form of the Christmas bush, Metrosideros collina Tahiti is a good choice.
A Dwarf form, with glossy gray green oval shaped leaves that open a silvery green before deepening in color, red tinged stems and great orange – red flowers from spring to summer. Used widely as a low hedge and also as a container plant. Metrosideros collina Tahiti will reach around 1m in height with a similar spread.
Care and Pruning
Requires little care other than pruning to shape, a cool root run is best so mulch well and a little additional watering in summer is appreciated. A general purpose, low phosphorus fertiliser in spring is adequate.
Metrosideros collina Tahiti – Landscaping uses
Well suited to coastal conditions and low maintenance Metrosideros collina Tahiti will spot flower through the year. Being compact and low growing it is a plant that will grow well in containers and can be used as a low growing hedge or border plant in both domestic and commercial landscaping applications.
Although not regarded as drought tolerant, with good soil and mulching to retain moisture and a cool root run Metrosideros collina Tahiti is a hardy plant.
Available from wholesale grower as tubestock as well as more advanced potted specimens.
WHOLESALE Metrosideros collina Tahiti
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