New Zealand Christmas Tree (Metrosideros excelsa)
The New Zealand Christmas Tree, botanical name Metrosideros excelsa, is a beautiful medium to large tree that can bring vibrant color and shade to any landscape. Native to New Zealand, this upright evergreen is drought tolerant and loves the sun. This beauty can handle salt spray well, so it is an excellent choice for planting along the coast, from Encinitas, to Del Mar, La Jolla, Oceanside, San Clemente, Malibu and San Diego. This versatile tree or shrub can thrive in inland areas, too, including Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, Hollywood, Chino, Camarillo, etc... Plant this tree or shrub today and bring a festive look into your Southwestern landscape.
Homeowners looking to add color to their landscape will love the beautiful, showy dark red flowers that bloom in late spring. When in bloom, this New Zealand Christmas Tree will feature vibrant dark red flower clusters that create a dramatic and beautiful contrast with the dark green foliage. The strikingly beautiful, bottlebrush-like, wiry flowers attract a variety of pollinators into your garden. Hummingbirds love this tree too, so hang a bird feeder and watch as the birds congregate.
This waterwise New Zealand Christmas Tree is heat and cold tolerant, so you can enjoy the beautiful foliage colors all year round. A mature specimen will provide a generous amount of shade, providing a scenic spot for a picnic. If you are looking to have a graceful shade tree on your landscape now, buy as big as you can due to the moderate growth rate. Many homeowners choose to plant this New Zealand Christmas Tree as a lawn tree or used as a street tree near the sidewalk. Add value to your property no matter where you choose to plant this dazzling specimen.
Moon Valley Nurseries offers vibrant and healthy New Zealand Christmas Trees. Feel free to speak with our nursery pro and ask us about placement ideas or take advantage of our free design consultation at any of our nurseries. You buy it and we can deliver and plant it!
Water Wise - Ultra drought tolerant
Great tree to improve a landscape
Green year round