Recommended Placement:

Loves the Santa Barbara weather. Is a perfect coastal tree. Very drought tolerant.


This tree is native to New Zealand. The tree tends to be globe shaped and spreads with a low canopy. It blooms in spring or summer with showy red stamens which form the flowers. The leaves are a dark gray/green with leathery texture. The tree bears small brown or gray colored, capsule shaped seed pods, which appear in summer or fall. Tends to grow areal roots.

Optimal Soil:

Sandy loam or chalky soil.


Multi trunk

Ult Height:

35 feet

Ult Spread:

25 feet

Best exposure:

Full Sun

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