The NZ Christmas Bush: all the colours of the festive season

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A number of Australian plants and shrubs often associated with this time of year are the ones known as the Christmas Bush. Confusingly there are a number under this name though they are different species. One example is the Victorian Christmas Bush (Prostanthera lasianthos), another is the NSW Christmas Bush (Ceratopetalum)

However another, perhaps lesser-known, species from our part of the world is the glorious NZ Christmas Bush (Metrosideros Thomasii). Again it may have been ...

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