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Metrosideros excelsa - New Zealand Christmas Tree Flowers


Metrosideros excelsa - New Zealand Christmas Tree Flowers (Metrosideros excelsa - New Zealand Christmas Tree)

It's strange to see so many flowers on this little tree outside winter (maybe it's a different variety). Photo taken April 4, 2012 in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.



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resembles flower of calliandra.

5 Apr, 2012

 

Yes, the flowers are very similar to Calliandra species. However, this tree can grow very tall and large.

5 Apr, 2012

 

I remember in Arthurs Pass in New Zealand where the slopes were covered in these - wonderful sight!

5 Apr, 2012

 

I bet it was quite a sight in bloom.

6 Apr, 2012

 

After the move I'll try to remember to dig the photos out - it really was rather stunning!

6 Apr, 2012

 

That would be terrific!

6 Apr, 2012



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