CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Ada Hoffman'

Commonly known as Chilean lantern tree

A striking new introduction with longer leaves and attractive pink lantern flowers
Further Reading....
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Full sun
    If in full sun roots need to be shaded and cool
  • Partial shade
    Preferably

CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Ada Hoffman'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Pink lanterns give a delicate appearance to this shrub.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    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
    (see photos above)
  • 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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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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