Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

December 2, 2010

Yellow Pohutukawa

Filed under: Flowers,Kelston,Trees — paul @ 7:09 am
Yellow Pohutukawa

Yellow Pohutukawa

This is the uncommon yellow counterpart to the showy red pohutukawa (metrosideros excelsa) that is starting to flower everywhere (shown in the post of November 30). The yellow variety (metrosideros excelsa aurea) was first discovered on Motiti Island (near Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty) in 1940, but is now more widespread and available in plant centres. The tree shown here is on West Coast Road, Kelston, at the corner with Clayburn Road.

Yellow Pohutukawa

Yellow Pohutukawa

1 Comment

  1. ooo it comes in yellow too.

    Comment by joan — December 3, 2010 @ 1:05 am

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