NZ Christmas Tree Pohutukawa (Native)

NZ Christmas Tree Pohutukawa  (Native)

New Zealand's coastline is outlined in red at Christmas-time, as magnificent Pohutukawa burst into masses of red flowers, providing a spectacular display and rich source of nectar for bees and native birds.

Overview

YatesNative-Pohutukawa

When to sow

Spring & autumn

Features

  • Specimen tree
  • Seasonal colour
  • Suitable for coastal areas

Sow

Fill a seed tray with Yates Black MagicĀ® Seed Raising Mix. Press mix firmly into tray; water and allow to drain. Sow seed and cover lightly with seed raising mix. Place tray in a warm, shady, sheltered place and mist with water, as required, to keep moist (not wet).

Care

Once seedlings are 3-5cm high, transplant into small individual pots. Grow on until a root ball establishes and transplant into the garden or containers.

Hint

Use only a very fine layer of seed raising mix as light enhances germination. Apply Yates BlitzemĀ® to protect young seedlings from slugs and snails.

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