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EMBOTHRIUM coccineum

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
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  • Evergreen
    Oblong to lance-shaped mid- to deep-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long
  • Orange
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tree
    Upright, freely-branching, suckering tree or shrub. Flowers are 3-4.5cm (1¼-1¾in) long and are carried in dense racemes to 10cm (4in) long.
  • 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 sun
    shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade

EMBOTHRIUM coccineum

Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£30.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    An introduction from the 1840s by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-1864).
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites in greenhouse possibly.
    Place of origin
    Southern Chile.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)

Buy Varieties of EMBOTHRIUM coccineum

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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