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DESFONTAINEA

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 - none
  • Place of origin - Andes
  • 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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DESFONTAINEA spinosa   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Chilean holly.
Red tubular flowers tipped yellow hang amidst glossy green, holly-like leaves from midsummer to late autumn
£16.50 each

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