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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.
Evergreen - holly-like opposite leaves.
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - produces showy, solitary, tubular flowers.
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
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving - peaty, moist soil