Velvet Sky™ Metrosideros collina 'MB01' PBR

Velvet Sky™ - Its blue foliage will make a real statement as a hedging plant

Velvet Sky™ Metrosideros collina 'MB01' PBR

Emporium Range


Plant Description: It has amazing inky blue stems and beautiful blue velvet foliage. Its compact form and dense growth habit makes it an excellent choice for hedging.

Height & Width: 2-4m high x 1-3m wide (in cooler climates can be smaller)

Foliage: Blue velvet foliage.

Uses: Great as a hedge or small screen, or as a specimen plant.

Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade. Drought and salt tolerant.

Soil Type: Tolerates most soil types, avoid wet feet.

Best Planting Time: Sept - Nov (Spring).

Planting Density: 1 plant per 0.5 - 2 linear metres (1 plant per 1-5 m²)

Where it thrives: Sth QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, WA. Protect from frosts in cooler climates.

Pruning: Can be left unpruned for a natural hedge, or prune once per year for a tidier hedge.

Establishment & Extra Care: 

  • Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established.
  • Fertilise yearly with slow release fertiliser.
  • Plant in a well mulched garden, a chunky mulch is recommended.
  • For more vibrant blue, give good care.


Velvet Sky™ Metrosideros