EMBOTHRIUM

Commonly known as Chilean fire bush

Can be trained in to a decorative arch.

Genus of 8 species of evergreen trees and shrubs from forest in the central and southern Andes of South America.

In the protea family so avoid phosphates. Grow in poor soil and enjoy the fiery flowers in summer.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Trees and shrubs Leaves are lance-shaped to elliptic or oblong, and leathery.
  • Tree
    Flowers split into 4 recurved and coiling, narrow, twisted lobes.
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their showy, tubular, waxy flowers. Good for a sheltered woodland garden.
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites in greenhouse possibly.
    Place of origin
    South America (central and southern Andes).
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil

Buy Varieties of EMBOTHRIUM

EMBOTHRIUM coccineum

EMBOTHRIUM coccineum

Chilean fire bush

magnificent orange-scarlet flowers in May and early June. A difficult plant to establish so expect some losses. This species is only suitable for the West and South-West of the UK

 
£30.00 each 
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EMBOTHRIUM coccineum lanceolatum

EMBOTHRIUM coccineum lanceolatum

Chilean fire bush

hardiest form of the Chilean fire tree with scarlet flowers. A difficult plant to establish so expect some losses, but vigorous and easy when it gets going. Dislikes fertiliser

 
£30.00 each 
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