EMBOTHRIUM

Commonly known as Chilean fire bush

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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
    Narrow, lance-shaped leaves.
  • Height
    10m (30ft)
  • Spread
    5m (15ft)
  • Tree
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
10m (30ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (15ft)
 

Buy Varieties of EMBOTHRIUM

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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