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Chilean lantern tree
- Good to know - an 1848 introduction by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-1864)
- Pests & Diseases - none.
- Place of Origin - Chile.
- Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
- Height - in metres - 6m (20ft)
- Spread - in metres - 5m (15ft)
- Evergreen - narrowly oblong, pointed, toothed, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
- Tall Shrub - stiffly-branched shrub with upright shoots. Lantern- or urn-shaped, fleshy-petalled flowers 2-2.5cm (¾-1in) long.
- Full Sun - if in full sun roots need to be shaded and cool.
- Partial Shade - preferably.
- Acid Loving
- Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
- Rounded to broadly columnar
(Syn. Tricuspidaria lanceolata) - crimson lanterns borne in profusion
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