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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

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EMBOTHRIUM coccineum

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Commonly known as: 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
£23.00 each
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Large £30.00 each
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EMBOTHRIUM coccineum lanceolatum

EMBOTHRIUM coccineum lanceolatum  >


Commonly known as: 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
Large £30.00 each
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