The New Zealand Christmas Tree

This is the Pohutakawa (Po-HOOTA-kawa) known as the New Zealand Christmas Tree. Its Latin name is ‘Metrosideros excelsa’. You can find a short article about the Pohutkawa tree here.

As you will have seen from Silver’s Selfie Video yesterday, it is coming up to summer here and the weather gets warmer as our friends in the Northern Hemisphere get colder, even getting snow in some places!

Oh, I forgot to say, the Pohutakawa flowers in December, around Christmas time, when the weather is warm and summer is here. The trees look as though they have been showered in red. They are very different to trees Mum knows from England and Europe. Do you have any usual trees like ours?

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    Bev Green

    December 9, 2015 at 3:01 am

    That is a super pretty our Flame trees up north in Summer..which has arrrived here too! Loves Fozziemum xx
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    Brian Frum

    December 9, 2015 at 3:57 am

    That tree is beautious Harvey!


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    da tabbies o trout towne

    December 9, 2015 at 6:26 am

    dood…thiz tree iz total lee awesum…..grate colorz, and BURD FREE !!!! thanx for sharin thiz fotoz….yep…winterz on itz way in like 2 weekz sew sayz de calendar ~~~~~ insert heartz XXX


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    The Swiss Cats

    December 9, 2015 at 10:04 am

    That tree is gorgeous ! Purrs
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    December 9, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Mowzers, that’s a pretty cool tree!!
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    December 9, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    That tree is beautiful.


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    The Island Cats

    December 9, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    What a pretty tree. We’ve never seen one before.
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    December 9, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    That Pohutakawa tree is really beautiful! We have seen one in a botanical garden, but never “in the wold.”
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    Savannah's Paw Tracks

    December 11, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Simply stunning
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    Katie Kat and Angel

    December 11, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Beautiful Tree and purrfect photography…
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    Kitties Blue

    January 23, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    This is gorgeous. It reminded me a bit of the bottle brush and a crepe myrtle. After reading, I found it is in the myrtle order. The Christmas Tree designation is so appropriate. Thanks for sharing and hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy.


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