New Zealand Christmas Tree (Metrosideros Excelsa)
New Zealand Christmas Tree (Metrosideros excelsa) is a more narrow and upright growing evergreen tree that grows great in our full sun. This tree is an excellent coastal tree that can handle the salt spray from beach cities like Escondido, San Diego, Oceanside, and more to the dry aired landscapes of the inland areas such as Riverside, Temecula, Chino, Hollywood, Fillmore, and other inland areas of Southern California.
The New Zealand Christmas Tree is a beautiful tree that can be planted by itself as a great colorful focal point tree or can be planted in rows to give you a beautiful Hollywood Style Hedge that is abundant in color and texture. These trees are moderate growers that will reach 15-20' tall and get only 12-15' wide which makes these perfect for planting in tight spots and even in containers. New Zealand Christmas Trees are a very hardy tree as mentioned earlier and they handle both heat and cold very well all while being extremely waterwise.
Like their names states these trees are orginally native to New Zealand and blooms Spring through Fall and offers a very showy display with bright blooms contrasted with silvery green foliage that is stays on the tree year round also making these a fairly clean tree to grow.
Water Wise - Ultra drought tolerant
Great tree to improve a landscape
Green year round