This is a blossom of the pohutukawa tree. a native New Zealand tree which flowers for only a short time around November/December. For this reason, it is known as the New Zealand Christmas tree. I have seen similar flowers on Flickr from trees in other countries so I presume it has close relatives. Be warned: don't park under a pohutukawa tree in flower - all the little strands of the flower get stuck in your windscreen wipers for weeks!
December Print by Holly Roach
Contemporary NZ Design PrintImage size in millimetres: 420 x 600In December the pohutukawa tree flowers, earning its nickname “The New Zealand Christmas Tree” as it co-incides with the Christian festival celebrated on 25 December. This print shows two Tui birds feasting on the blossom’s nectar. Influenced by 20th century design Holly Roach’s prints are stylish and colourful additions to the contemporary NZ home.Like Holly Roach prints like “December”? They feature in these collections at…
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