Metrosideros collina 'little dugald'
This is a brilliant new plant that has been introduced and is related to the NZ Xmas Bush. It is a very successful hybrid that was developed from crossing two other successful Metrosideros varieties - Springfire and Fiji Fire.
This bushy compact shrub will suit garden areas in full sun with free-draining soil and will tolerate salt wind and light frost. The plant has glossy evergreen foliage and the bird-attracting flowers can cover much of the bush for many months.
Little Dugald can stand alone as a garden or poolside shrub, but can also be trimmed into a formal hedge or used as an easily maintained pot plant
On this page we will profile plant varieties that has been recently introduced or have been available for some time, but are brilliant landscape plants that deserve a place in the garden.