Metrosideros kermadecensis ‘Variegata’

Metrosideros kermadecensis ‘Variegata’ photographed on the Burncoose Nurseries Stand at the 2004 RHS Tatton Show, Cheshire, UK

Metrosideros kermadecensis ‘Variegata’ forms an evergreen, wide-spreading tree 20–60 ft (6–18 m) high. The leaves are smaller and more rounded than those of Metrosideros excelsa. The flowers are a spectacular spray of red stamens, but not as large as those of Metrosideros excelsa.

Metrosideros kermadecensis is found on Raoul Island, in the Kermadec group, to the north-east of New Zealand. In the UK this cultivar is best grown in a conservatory, where it should be pruned to size.

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