Pohutukawa in Full Bloom

Michelle W
by Michelle W
This is our Pohutukawa tree (Metrosideros excelsa), sometimes known as New Zealand Christmas tree, because they normally flower then. But ours has always been a late bloomer, but so worth the wait. It is about 9 meters tall, age unknown, but the house was here just after WW2 on bare land.
It is literally a mass of flowers and alive with bees and birds after the nectar. The last photo is of the aerial roots, which are amazing too.
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