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Friday Flower

New Zealand Pohutukawa Tree (Metrosideros Excelsa) bursting into flower. It is a member of the myrtle family and grows very well in our harsh coastal conditions. Tui and other nectar feeding birds enjoy the flowers’ nectar.

When the Pohutukawa flowers it is said to mean that it is summer in New Zealand….mmmm we are waiting for that currently and that it is Christmas time…..well that is very correct.


The fibre optics of the Pohutukawa Flower, a photo to consider on Friday

The Pohutukawas are flowering beautifully right now. They are known as the New Zealand Christmas Tree because they flower around Christmas time. It looks as if this year will be a bumper flowering.


Do you believe in magic? Do you see nature reflecting man-made inventions back to us?