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Photo: Russelstreet, Narrow Neck Beach (Some rights reserved)

Wikipedia: Metrosideros excelsa – aka pōhutukawa, New Zealand Christmas tree – is a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that produces a brilliant display of red (or occasionally orange, yellow or white) flowers

Headlines
New Zealand’s Iconic Pōhutukawa Tree May Have Roots in Australia – Smithsonian
40 year-old pōhutukawa return to Quay Street in overnight crane-lift – Our Auckland

Elsewhere on the Web
doc.govt.nz
globaltrees.org
temotukairangi.co.nz – Pohutukawa’s red flowers might look jolly along our streets and gardens, but in many places around New Zealand our grand pohutukawa is becoming a serious weed.

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