Chilean Lantern Tree - Crinodendron hookerianum
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Chilean Lantern Tree - Crinodendron hookerianum

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Unusual and unique is the bright scarlet dangling flowers of the Chilean Lantern Tree. The ideal way to use it is up against your house or a wall where it can perform as a small tree or multi-stemmed evergreen shrub, always providing interest and form. From May to August its rich wine red, waxy flowers drip from arching branches in tightly packed clusters which contrast against the glossy dark green foliage. It’s easy to care for and prefers fertile soils in sunny, sheltered positions.

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. 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.