CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Ada Hoffman'

Commonly known as Chilean lantern tree

A striking new introduction with longer leaves and attractive pink lantern flowers
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CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Ada Hoffman'



  • Evergreen
    Narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, pointed, toothed, dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • 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
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - pink lanterns give a delicate appearance to this shrub.
  • Pests & Diseases
  • Place of origin
    Chile. Found as a wild sport.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern - lantern-shaped flowers 2-2.5cm (¾-1in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Incised see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Oblong
  • 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
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Crinodendron - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)

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