New zealand christmas tree. Over the years the trees have become quite large. Native to new zealand. New zealand christmas tree pohutukawa. A metrosideros excelsa in golden gate park san francisco is registered as a california big tree.
Learn about growing it in your garden. In maori mythology its flowers are said to represent the blood of a young. The new zealand tea tree leptospermum scoparium sports pretty blossoms in shades of white pink or red. In their native new zealand thats around christmastime.
The pohutukawa tree metrosideros excelsa with its crimson flower has become an established part of the new zealand christmas tradition. We are thinking. Pohutukawa with its striking red flowers is an important symbol for all new zealanders. Its bright red coat of flower heads from november to january the summer season is.
Metrosideros excelsa with common names pohutukawa new zealand pohutukawa new zealand christmas tree new zealand christmas bush and iron tree is a coastal. The beautiful pohutukawa tree often described as new zealands christmas tree is the countrys best known and most visible native tree.