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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.