New Zealand Christmas Bush
Metrosideros thomasii
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This hardy, evergreen shrub has soft, silvery-green leaves with masses of small, fluffy orange-red flowers in Spring and Summer, attracting birds, butterflies and bees. Ideal for full sun and part shade in gardens exposed to coastal conditions.

Size — 200mm
Growth Width — 4m
Growth Height — 4m
Drought Tolerant
Frost Tolerant
Flower Colour — Orange, Red
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Sandy soil, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Incorporate planting compost such as Active 8, 50:50 with existing soil at time of planting, and water with Harvest once a week for the first 6 weeks. Keep well mulched.

Watering needs

Water deeply until established for the first 6 to 8 weeks.

Pruning Advice

Lightly prune regularly in the warmer months to maintain shape and size.