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EvergreenNarrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, pointed, toothed, dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Tall ShrubStiffly-branched shrub with upright shoots
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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)
Full sunIf in full sun roots need to be shaded and cool
CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Ada Hoffman'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowPink lanterns give a delicate appearance to this shrub.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originChile. Found as a wild sport.
Flower ShapeBell/LanternLantern-shaped flowers 2-2.5cm (¾-1in) long
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
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(see photos above)Oblong (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich
Tree ShapeRounded to broadly columnar