Metrosideros ‘Maungapiko’ is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 33 ft (10 m) high. The green, leathery leaves are spear-shaped. Crimson red flowers; summer.
Metrosideros ‘Maungapiko’ is believed to be a cross between Metrosideros excelsa and Metrosideros umbellata. It is a naturally occurring hybrid that was found by New Zealand nurseryman and ecologist Graeme Platt on Mount Maungapiko on Great Barrier Island, to the north-east of Auckland, New Zealand. The original tree has since been destroyed by road widening.