Metrosideros excelsa - Pohutukawa

Metrosideros excelsa is a spectacular evergreen tree with an attractive umbrella shaped canopy of dark green foliage. It is also distributed throughout the Pacific Islands. Its bright red, eucalypt like flowers open in the summer months making it truly stunning. This tree will survive well in salt and sandy environments and can even grow with their roots in salt water, hence their Maori name Pohutukawa meaning 'sprinkled with spray'. When grown against sea cliffs they often take on an interesting gnarled form with tangled aerial roots hanging from their branches.

Height:  25 metres.

Width:   30 metres.

Growth rate: Moderate.

Form: Multi-trunk, dome-like spreading form.

Foliage:  Dark olive-green,

Flower: Scarlet flowers appear in spring through summer.
Tolerances: The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires moist soil.The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Landscape use: A popular street and lawn tree.


25CM - TTT

Order and delivery details

Our standard prices are as follows. Not all products are available in all sizes and there are some products that are charged at a premium rate.

25cm pots - $45 (minimum order 5)

45 litre bags - $230
75 litre bags - $330

Start From
100 litre bags - $450
150 and 200 litre bags - $550

(orders taken all year, RCB Field Grown Trees are dug and delivered in winter) 3m+ with large developed canopy - $450

Images are provided as a guide only to help identify plants.
Please call (03) 5628 1507 to confirm current stock availabilty,
and current plant size.

Transport to Melbourne: Blerick Tree Farm delivers year round to Melbourne Metro via our own transport. Click here to see delivery costs

Transport Interstate: For Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide, we use a third party plant transport company. Interstate transport is quoted per consignment, based on volume & space.

Transport to these locations will be a minimum of $250.

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.

Nursery Opening Hours: Friday Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm

Email Us:
Blerick Tree Farm 
Open 7 days
9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm Sat-Sun

55 McDougal Road, Neerim South VIC 3831
Ph: 03 56281507
Mobile: 0417 535 917