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Genus of 4 species of evergreen shrubs and trees from forests in Chile.
Only two are cultivated in the UK, the more common hookerianum with red "lanterns" and patagua where flowers are white.
Evergreen - shrubs and trees. Cultivated for their foliage and flowers.
Tall Shrub - red or white flowers are pendent, bell-, urn- or lantern-shaped.
Full sun - if in full sun roots need to be shaded and cool.
Additional Features - Good to know - good against a sheltered wall or in a woodland garden.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - Chile
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich.