Commonly known as Chilean holly

Genus of one species of evergreen shrub from rainforests and mountain slopes in the Andes.

Generally a terrestrial plant but can grow as an epiphyte.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Holly-like opposite leaves.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Produces showy, solitary, tubular flowers.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    In areas with high rainfall will tolerate open sites. Otherwise a cool, sheltered shrub border or peat garden.
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Peaty, moist soil
Desfontanea - Growing Guide

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Chilean holly

red tubular flowers tipped yellow hang amidst glossy green, holly-like leaves from midsummer to late autumn

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