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CRINODENDRON hookerianum

Commonly known as Chilean lantern tree

(Syn. Tricuspidaria lanceolata) - crimson lanterns borne in profusion
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CRINODENDRON hookerianum

 
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£15.00 each 

 

  • Evergreen
    Narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, pointed, toothed, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Red
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Stiffly-branched shrub with upright shoots
  • 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
    If in full sun roots need to be shaded and cool.
  • Partial shade
    Preferably.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - an 1848 introduction by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-1864)
  • Pests & Diseases
    none.
  • Place of origin
    Chile.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern - lantern-shaped flowers 2-2.5cm (¾-1in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Incised see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Oblong
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
    humus-rich.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
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Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Crinodendron - Growing Guide
6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CRINODENDRON hookerianum

CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Ada Hoffman'

CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Ada Hoffman'

Chilean lantern tree

A striking new introduction with longer leaves and attractive pink lantern flowers

 
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£17.50 £13.13 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Alf Robbins'

CRINODENDRON hookerianum 'Alf Robbins'

Chilean lantern tree

Pure white form

 
£25.00 £18.75 each 

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