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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
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  • Evergreen
    Narrow leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Red
  • Height
    To 10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    To 5m (16ft)
  • Tree
    Upright tree or tall shrub. Produces showy, waxy flowers which split into 4 twisted lobes
  • 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, drying winds.
  • Partial shade

EMBOTHRIUM coccineum lanceolatum

 
Available again from June 2022 -
£30.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from June 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Place of origin
    Southern Chile
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Dense racemes to 10cm (4in) long
    Tubular
    3-4.5cm (1¼-1¾in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
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