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DESFONTAINEA spinosa

Commonly known as Chilean holly

Red tubular flowers tipped yellow hang amidst glossy green, holly-like leaves from midsummer to late autumn
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Available autumn 2020 -
£16.50 each

Delivery Information Available autumn 2020
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Evergreen - dark-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • Red - red and yellow tipped
  • Height - to 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - to 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - dense, bushy shrub. Produces pendent flowers from the upper leaf axils.
  • 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 shade - to dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - introduced by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb in the mid 1800s
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Andes (from Colombia to Straits of Magellan)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Tubular - - to 4cm (1½in) long
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving - - peaty, moist soil
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Desfontanea - Growing Guide
to 2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 2m (6½ft)
 

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