Metrosideros excelsa ‘Mistral’

Pohutakawa x Northern Rata


  • Dark green foliage with crimson flowers in summer.
  • Attractive red stems on new growth.
  • An upright form.
  • Is slightly more frost tolerant than straight pohutakawa.


  • As a specimen tree in the lawn.
  • Suitable for wind and visual screening.
  • Size and shape of tree makes it a good choice for street and avenue plantings.

Growing Conditions

  • Very coastal and wind hardy.
  • Tolerates mild frosts.
  • Grows in dry to moist soil conditions.
  • Full sun to part shade.


Height Width
5 year old tree 2.5m 1.0m
10 year old tree 4.0m 2.0m
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
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