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December 23rd, 2010
NZ Christmas Tree: Pohutukawa

I mentioned pohutukawa trees over at Berengaria Brown’s blog the other day and promised I’d post a photo.

Pohutukawa trees are known as New Zealand’s native Christmas trees since they come into flower during late November/December. They have scarlet flowers and tend to like growing near the sea on clifftops. Our street sidewalk is lined with pohutukawa trees and it looks very pretty at this time of the year. This photo is the tree outside our house.

Pohutukawa Tree

4 comments to “NZ Christmas Tree: Pohutukawa”

  1. Thanks. I didn’t know about the Pohutukawa trees, but they’re cool. I hope you have a super Christmas.


  2. What a beautiful tree! Sure won’t find anything like that around here in December! Merry Christmas, Shelley!


  3. Lovely tree and how nice that it flowers just in time for the holidays :grin:


  4. Oh wow that is so pretty. The flowers are just perfect. I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas.