New Zealand Christmas Tree

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Pōhutukawa Tree, Paraparaumu, North Island, New Zealand

The pōhutukawa tree (Metrosideros excelsa) with its crimson flower has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition. This iconic Kiwi Christmas tree, which often features on greeting cards and in poems and songs, has become an important symbol for New Zealanders at home and abroad. *

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