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Rare Yellow Pohutukawa

Metrosideros excelsa 'Aurea'


The Yellow Pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa 'Aurea') is a rare colour form.


It is a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that produces a brilliant display of yellow flowers made up of a mass of stamens. This yellow-flowered form "Aurea" descends from a pair discovered in 1840 on Motiti Island of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty by a Mr Potts. This coastal tree can reach 20m in height.

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1 Comment

DanielePralong 12 months ago

Nice to see you back with this rare form Jill!

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Puketapapa, Auckland, New Zealand

Lat: -36.93, Long: 174.72

Spotted on Dec 12, 2018
Submitted on Dec 12, 2018

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