Chilean Lantern Tree

15 Jul

Chilean Lantern Tree (Crinodendron hookeranum), evergreen to 15 feet in height with equal spread, growth habit similar to live oak, drooping red flowers resembling lanterns  summer and fall, deep green leaves, full sun to part shade, best with regular water, train to desired shape when young, best with cool summers and high humidity.

The Chilean lantern tree is a sensational slow growing semi-hardy evergreen shrub. Originally grows as a tree, but can be pruned very easily. It will be filled with marvelous masses of fleshy rose-crimson to red lantern-shaped flowers. The lantern effect of the flowers is enhanced due to the dark foliage of the tree.

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