- Genus from South Africa, the Pacific Islands, Australia and New
Zealand. Family - Myrtaceae.
are around 50 Metrosideros species. Of these, 12 are endemic to New
Zealand growing as evergreen trees, shrubs and epiphytic climbers.
are made up of many stamens (similar to a Bottlebrush) most commonly
in shades of red, but also in pink, white and yellow. Metrosideros trees
and vines flower from spring through to late summer.
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