There are few trees more iconic in Auckland – and indeed New Zealand – than the beautiful Pohutukawa tree. Affectionately known as the Kiwi Christmas tree, this floral beauty is featured on festive greeting cards that are sent around the world. Flowering between November and January, the Pohutukawa tree bursts into a brilliant crimson display just in time for Christmas and lingers as a sensational sight and scent for the Southern Hemisphere’s summer months.
While its full bloom is a sight to behold, the Pohutukawa tree is also known for being an ancient, slow-growing tree. Its towering size and impressive root system need caring for throughout the year, with tree pruning, shaping and other Pohutukawa tree maintenance helping it thrive.