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Crinodendron hookerianum


Crinodendron hookerianum

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Beautiful evergreen small tree with very deep green glossy foliage and an upright bushy habit. Masses of waxy dark red bell-like flowers through spring and summer. Flowers are heavy with pollen. Prefers good acidic soil, and a cool, moist climate. Best planted in a sheltered shady site if the soil or climate are not ideal. Hardy to frost.

 
Genus
Crinodendron
Species   hookerianum
Cultivar  

Common name
Chile lantern tree

Family name
Elaeocarpaceae
Place of origin
Chile


DETAILS
Height
3 m
Width
2 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Prefers acidic / lime-free soil. / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Avoid dry soils / Prefers even soil moisture

Exposure
Grows in sun or semi-shade / Prefers a cool climate / Tolerates coastal sites / Will tolerate very hard frosts.

Enthusiast / Immaculate / Nourishment / Sanctuary / Texture

Shrubs

Category
Large, over 3 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 3.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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