This is a striking form of the New Zealand Christmas Bush, Metrosideros excelsa ‘Variegata’ with its creamy edged foliage will reach around 10m in height. Masses of red flowers in spring to summer. Excellent as a hedge, screening plant or a feature tree. Grows well in coastal conditions as well. Foliage is thick with an grey indumentum on the underside.
Metrosideros kermadecensis Cream Ridge is a smaller growing form with variegated foliage. New foliage is a glossy green tending to a darker green as the plant matures.
Used in landscaping as a background shrub in the border, a flowering feature plant or planted as a hedge. Fast growing and with dense foliage it will quickly form a dense screen.
Care and Pruning
Requires little care other than pruning to shape, full sun a well drained soil and 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. Frost free area is best.
- Full sun
- Humus rich well drained soil.
- Frost free position.
- Main flowering period is summer.
- Suited to coastal plantings.
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