This new pohutukawa hybrid is call Metrosideros Tahiti. Traditional pohutukawas are often too large for the average section but M. Tahiti is a true dwarf growing only 2 m. in 5 years. The growth habit is very compact and bushy, creating an almost round shrub.
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New growth is silvery white, almost woolly and more rounded than on traditional varieties. This silvery bloom holds on the new foliage for nearly a year before turning a lovely deep green. Foliage buds are scarlet red and are often mistaken for small flowers. But there is no mistake when Tahiti blooms.