Flame-red fluffy flowers on a very dense shrub, perfect for hedging, windbreaks, privacy screens to 5m.
Soft silver-lime new growth throughout the year.
Thrives in coastal, windy and exposed sites. Ideal refuge plant for native birds, who love the blossoms’ nectar.
- Size : 45cm H x 25cm W
- Outdoor – Full Sun, Part Sun
HOW TO CARE
- Light and Temperature: The plant can grow outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 8 to 11. Due to the potential height of the plant, potted growth is still recommended. It prefers warmer temperatures in the summer and slightly cooler temperatures in the winter. It also enjoys lots of sunlight, but doesn’t require full sun. It can survive in partial shade if the temperatures don’t get too hot.
- Watering and Feeding: The Christmas Tree needs regular watering during the summer. If kept outdoors, it may even need water every day. When the temperatures start to drop in the fall, begin reducing the frequency of watering. In the winter, water as needed when the soil is nearly dry. Overwatering or underwatering during this period will discourage the production of healthy buds and blossoms the following year. Liquid fertilizer may be used during the summer to promote healthy growth
- Soil and Transplanting: Regular potting soil is fine for the New Zealand Christmas Tree. It only needs repotting when it outgrows its container. Wait until the roots begin to push their way out of the pot.
** Ceramic Pot may differ due to availability