Shrub identification please

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Shrub identification please

Postby shipschutney » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:32 am

bush1.jpg
the leaves
bush1a.jpg
the flower
Can someone tell me what this shrub is please? It grows as tall as our house but we keep it trimmed to about 2 metres high. It is hardy and has beautiful 'bottlebrush' type flowers. The leaves are variegated.
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Re: Shrub identification please

Postby abwal » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:41 am

' NZ Christmas Bush' METROSIDEROS ?
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Re: Shrub identification please

Postby shipschutney » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:06 am

Thank you Abwal. I have been doing a bit of looking online since your post and it looks like it could be a Metrosideros excelsa, maybe 'Gala'. I have been wondering for years what it was. Many thanks.
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