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Metrosideros Velvet Sky 180MM

Metrosideros ‘Velvet Sky™’ – 180MM

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am Velvet Sky. My family originated from French Polynesia and the Cook Islands

Botanic Name: Metrosideros collina ‘MB01’(PBR)

Bushy – Feature Tree

I have amazing inky blue stems and beautiful blue velvet foliage. I have an excellent compact form and dense growth habit making me an excellent choice for screening hedges. I make a real statement as a hedging plant. I produce stunning red flowers that contrast beautifully with my blue foliage in the height of summer around Christmas time attracting nectar feeding birds and wildlife. Plant in lightly shaded areas for even more vibrant inky blue stems.

Full Sun to Part Shade (4+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 3m Width: 2m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 1.5m Width: 1m)
I need minimal water once stablished
Suitable for coastal planting, I am happy in most soils but prefer soils that are well drained
I am popular and will make you happy because…
Hardy and compact I make a great screening hedge or windbreak particularly in exposed locations
My crimson flowers pop beautifully against my blue foliage with peak blooming in early summer
I attract small nectar feeding birds like honey eaters and spinebills for which I provide food and habitat

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • to be cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors
  • as a screening hedge

Tips for success…

I have naturally good form but can be pruned to shape and to improve bushiness if desired
Plant me 1m apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Myrtaceae
Other names: New Zealand Christmas Bush



The Bloc It® Collection

Do you want to create Living Rooms with Living Walls?

Need privacy from your neighbors, screen an ugly wall or fence?

Bloc It® is your solution: enjoy privacy while adding structure and framework to your garden.

As you design your landscape, one of the first questions to consider is the need for screens and hedges.

There are many benefits to using screening plants as a natural barrier for privacy and reducing neighborhood noise.

They provide shade and a softened visual wall for privacy.

Using Bloc It® plants as hedges or screens will provide you with a living, breathing divider that beautifies your garden and home.

Bloc it® varieties include varieties which have an upright growing habit, growing to 1.50 meters AND ABOVE (over head)
Climbers, ideal plants for Garden Fencing, a great way to create boundaries, offering security and privacy

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To create some privacy


To protect from glare or direct sunlight into windows


To create shade on a patio


To reduce noise


To block an unpleasant view such as a neighbors wall, factories, shopping center or row of buildings

Available in 140mm, 180mm and 200mm pots

Fast Growing Privacy Screens & Hedges

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