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Summer planting
Contrary to popular opinion, summer planting is fine as long as adequate water is provided throughout any prolonged dry periods. This allows you to take advantage of increased summer growth.
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
 Product Name   Pot Size   Price   Buy Now 
 Metrosideros perforata  PB 40   $78.00 
 Metrosideros perforata  PB 3   $10.01 
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