Plants by mail order since 1984, over 4100 plants online today!

Menu

My Burncoose

Search

0

Basket

 AWARD

CANTUA buxifolia

Commonly known as Magic tree, Sacred flower of the Incas

Attractive tender small shrub with drooping carmine pink tubular flowers
Further Reading....

£16.00 each

 

  • Evergreen - lance-shaped, softly-hairy, mid-green leaves 2.5-5cm (1-2in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - carmine pink
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 1.5-2.5m (5-8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright, often semi-scandent (uses lax stems to aid support) shrub. Long-tubed, pendent flowers 6-7cm (2½-3in) long in terminal corymbs
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun - warm sheltered site.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - an introduction by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-1864). First UK flowering in May 1848.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mite, whitefly - more usually under glass.
  • Place of origin - Peru, northern Chile, Bolivia.
  • Flower Shape - Tubular -
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Cantua - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5-2.5m (5-8ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CANTUA buxifolia

CANTUA buxifolia 'Alba'

CANTUA buxifolia 'Alba'  >


Commonly known as: Magic tree.
White flowered form
£17.50 each

Share this page

Twitter Facebook Digg
Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Order the 2020 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Fax: +44 (0) 1209 860011 Email: info@burncoose.co.uk
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2020      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.