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CLIANTHUS puniceus

Commonly known as Lobster claw, Parrot's bill

Climber with brilliant red, lobster claw shaped flowers
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CLIANTHUS puniceus

 
  • Evergreen
    Dark green leaves to 15cm (6in) long with 13-25 narrowly oblong leaflets.
  • Red
    Brilliant red
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Climber Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Climbing shoots. Produces flowers to 7cm (3in) long
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Additional Features
    Endangered in the wild These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction. - Endangered
  • Good to know
    can be trained against a wall. After flowering cut back flowered shoots by no more than one-third their length
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    New Zealand (North Island)
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes - pendent racemes to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Pruning group 8 - Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
    if wall grown
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - protect with a deep winter mulch. Often sprouts from the base if cut back by frost
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Buy Varieties of CLIANTHUS puniceus

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CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Albus'

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Albus'

Lobster claw, Parrot's bill

Pure white lobster claw flowers

 
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£25.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Flamingo'

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Flamingo'

Lobster claw, Parrot's bill

Attractive deep rose-pink flowers

 
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£25.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Kaka King'

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Kaka King'

Lobster claw, Parrot's bill

Huge deep red flowers in profusion

 
Large
£25.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Red Cardinal'

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Red Cardinal'

Lobster claw, Parrot's bill

Selected free-flowering form of the red lobster claw with brilliant scarlet flowers

 
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