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Genus of 12 species of evergreen, small trees and shrubs found in mountainous areas of South America.

The flower of C. buxifolia is a symbol of unity.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - simple, alternate leaves and showy, tubular flowers. Long, flexible stems require support.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - loam-based compost for greenhouse - plenty of light.
  • Full sun - warm sheltered site.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - national flower of Peru and Bolivia. Plant of Inca legend.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mite, whitefly - more usually under glass.
  • Place of origin - mountainous areas of South America.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Cantua - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of CANTUA

CANTUA buxifolia   AWARD

CANTUA buxifolia  >

Commonly known as: Magic tree, Sacred flower of the Incas.
Attractive tender small shrub with drooping carmine pink tubular flowers in April
£16.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CANTUA buxifolia 'Alba'

CANTUA buxifolia 'Alba'  >

Commonly known as: Magic tree.
White flowered form
£17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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