Metrosideros ‘Robusta’

Northern Rata


  • Nectar producing, crimson coloured flowers, appear in December.
  • New shoots have attractive red stems.
  • Tree has an upright form and is quite vigorous.


  • Nectar producing flowers.
  • Stunning specimen tree in large sized  garden or park.

Growing Conditions

  • Prefers average soils, but will grow in swampy to dryish conditions.
  • Moderately frost hardy to around grass frost of – 5 to -6C
  • Grows in full sun or light shade.


Height Width
5 year old tree 2.5m 1.0m
10 year old tree 4.0m 1.5m
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
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