Metrosideros: Greenhouse Plants
C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)
A little bit unusual but often seen for sale as plants or seed is Metrosideros tomentosa, the New Zealand Christmas Tree. This, although it reaches a large tree in its native New Zealand, will produce its summer flowers as a fairly small plant in a pot. It is not so much the petals of the flowers that are attractive but the long crimson stamens giving them a bottle brush appearance. Cuttings can be taken after flowering.