Crinodendron Hookerianum


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Chilean Lantern Tree

  • This award-winning lantern tree is perfect for a partially shady woodland garden with humus-rich acid soil.
  • Initially slow-growing, in cold areas it's best grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory to minimise the risk of frost damage to the young flower buds.
  • A beautiful, ornamental, evergreen shrub or small tree named after the lantern-shaped, crimson to deep carmine-pink flowers, suspended from the undersides of its branches from May to August.

  • Eventual Height

    Can grow up to 8 m in the right conditions.

  • Pot Size

    9 cm

  • Season of Interest

    Flowering: spring - summer

  • Light Required

    Full sun

  • Watering

    Moderate watering

  • Best Growing Conditions

    This forst hardy plant (down to -10C) grows in fertile, moist but well-drained acid soil in a sheltered position, in partial shade or in sun where the roots can be kept cool and shaded. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer. It will take around 20 years to reach its maturity.

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