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.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade

EMBOTHRIUM coccineum

 
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  • 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
    Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a sheltered, sunny border
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
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10m (33ft)
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  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

 
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