Metrosideros – Genus from South Africa, the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. Family – Myrtaceae.There are around 50 Metrosideros species. Of these, 12 are endemic to New Zealand growing as evergreen trees, shrubs and epiphytic climbers.
Flowers 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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Metrosideros umbellata photography
Metrosideros robusta photography