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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.
- Mature Size
- Tips and Advice
- Goes Well With
- Planting Combinations
- Other Suggestions
- See Also...
Narrow, lance-shaped leaves.
shelter from cold winds.
Pests & Diseases - red spider mites in greenhouse possibly
Place of origin
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich.
Neutral to acid soil
Rounded to broadly columnar
- Embothrium seed collection and storage
- Propagation issues with Embothrium - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Clearing up fallen beech tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning and Shaping Magnolia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing wire protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of EMBOTHRIUM
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