The New Zealand Christmas tree, Maori and common name Pohutukawa. Botanical Name Metrosideros excelsa, flowers in December and this year this one is late, but that's good because it is flowering right near Christmas.
We have many on our property. This one is beside the driveway into our house so gets noticed daily.
Others further down the drive flower a little later so we have Christmas trees for some weeks. Heavy recent rain hasn't damaged this one ( yet ...more rain coming )
There is a close up of the flower at the top of my right hand side bar.
There are also yellow flowered varieties ( not nearly as impressive ). The Pohutukawa is related to Rata and Feijoas.
Here's some of the heavy recent rain. It trashed the garden a bit but now everything is growing rapidly...so good for our fruit crops.