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CRINODENDRON hookerianum

Commonly known as Chilean lantern tree

(Syn. Tricuspidaria lanceolata) - crimson lanterns borne in profusion
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Seeds £6.00 per packet

£15.00 each

 

  • Evergreen - narrowly oblong, pointed, toothed, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Red
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - stiffly-branched shrub with upright shoots
  • 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)
  • Full sun - if in full sun roots need to be shaded and cool.
  • Partial shade - preferably.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - an 1848 introduction by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-1864)
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - Chile.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - lantern-shaped flowers 2-2.5cm (¾-1in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Woodland garden -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly columnar -
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Crinodendron - Growing Guide
6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CRINODENDRON hookerianum

CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Ada Hoffman'

CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Ada Hoffman'  >


Commonly known as: Chilean lantern tree.
A striking new introduction with longer leaves and attractive pink lantern flowers
£17.50 each

 

CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Alf Robbins'  >


Commonly known as: Chilean lantern tree.
Pure white form
£25.00 each
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