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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.
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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 late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.
£20.00 each

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Evergreen - smooth, spiny, 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) -
  • 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
  • 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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