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Metrosideros perforata
Height: 6m;  Spread: 1.5m
Climbing Rata, akatea (Vine)
A climbing vine that clings tightly to its host. White flowers (spring) as an adult. Bright green foliage.
» For a landscaping perspective on Metrosideros perforata, see this article by O2 Landscapes...
» For a landscaping perspective on Metrosideros perforata, see this article by O2 Landscapes...
Photo gallery:
Perforata with flower buds.
Perforata flowers.
Metrosideros perforata in flower. Container grown plant. Chch.
Perforata Flowering Whakatane Jan.09
For several weeks this rata surrounding our letter box has been a magnet for both monarch butterflies and bumble bees. When I took this photo I was able to count up to 7 monarchs at a time.
M perforata abuzz with insects. Lovely. Thanks Oratia Natives.
M perforata abuzz with insects. Lovely. Thanks Oratia Natives.
Metrosideros perforata