CRINODENDRON patagua

Commonly known as Lily of the valley tree

(Syn. Tricuspidaria dependens) - stiff growth with pure white lanterns and rounded leaves
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    glossy, dark-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Vigorous, upright shrub
  • 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 needs to be shaded and cool.
  • Partial shade
    Preferably.

CRINODENDRON patagua

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Used for honey production. Introduced to UK in 1901
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Chile.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Bell-shaped flowers 2.5cm (1in) long with fringed petals
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus- rich.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
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Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Crinodendron - Growing Guide
8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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