Metrosideros Carmineus, Ferris wheel, superb blooming

Metrosideros is a short shrub with surprising flowers

Very beautiful shrub with unique colorful flowering, Metrosideros carmineus is very interesting in summer, and also during the rest of the year for its evergreen foliage.

Family – Myrtaceae
Type – shrub

 – 6 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – ordinary

 – evergreen
Flowering – May to August

Planting Metrosideros carmineus

Planting recommended directly in the ground in spring in warm coastal climates.

Elsewhere, best plant in containers so you can bring them in for winter.
Refer to our guidelines for planting shrubs.

Trimming Metrosideros carmineus

It isn’t necessary to prune it.
Wait for the end of the blooming to balance out the branches.

Comments on Metrosideros carmineus

This shrub offers remarkable blooming with its flowers that boast bright red stamens.
Both ornamental and easy to care for, it is perfectly suited to lean-ins or cold greenhouses.

Smart tip about Metrosideros carmineus

Keep the soil moist by watering often, but not too much when the soil is dry.

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Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
Red with yellow centers by Peter de Lange under Public Domain