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Commonly known as Chilean lantern tree
(Syn. Tricuspidaria lanceolata) - crimson lanterns borne in profusion
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 - 6m (20ft)
Spread - 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.
Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
Rounded to broadly columnar
Crinodendron - Growing Guide
Buy Varieties of CRINODENDRON hookerianum
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5