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botanical name:
Crinodendron hookerianum
Crinodendron hookerianum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lantern tree
family:  Elaeocarpaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 6.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Attractive large, stiffly branched evergreen with glossy dark green leaves. Bright red flowers dangle from the branches in late spring or early summer.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, acidic soil preferably in part shade. Needs a fairly warm location and best suited to mild climates.

other notes:
Native to Chile

RHS AGM

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