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Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/28/2017, 9:40 pm, in reply to "Metrosideros."
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/29/2017, 12:13 am
nice views of the aerial roots this New Zealand native member of the myrtle (myrtaceae) family can produce under the right conditions---rather like certain ficus can. with any luck a plant of this large size should be spectacular when it bears it's bright red flowers. BTW, it's highly resistant to (very) brisk ocean winds and salt spray but not to frost or high summer heat.
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
grow eucalyptus, banksias, telopeas, grevilleas, bottlebrush, mexican pines and oaks