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Metrosideros excelsa
(sold as Gala)

Family: Myrtaceae

Common names: CHRISTMAS TREE, COMMON POHUTAKAWA, POHUTUKAWA, RATA

Native to: New Zealand

Plant

Type: tree

Form: erect

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 49 feet

Max width: 6.5 feet

Flower

red

Leaf

blue, green, secondary color present

Horticulture

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

flowers in winter

Soil types: loam, well drained

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: moderate

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