• Crinodendron hookerianum

    Posted on October 13, 2015 by in Collector Plants, evergreen, Good for cutting, Shrubs

    It has been some time since I have had a crop of this highly desirable plant to sell so here it is again.

    It is not for the faint hearted as even if given ideal conditions (which I will give in due course) it can still die promptly. In fact the best that can usually be said about it is that it rarely leaves you wondering!

    So what does it like? Ireland is a good start! But if that is beyond you then it loves a cool yet light aspect in moist acidic soil that isn’t water logged and if you do get it right it will reward you with masses of wonderful red waxy lanterns from late spring well into summer.

    It can grow to quite a tall evergreen plant to 4metres or more (I saw one in Ireland that had to be 7 or more metres tall but none of us will live so long!)

    It is an upright fairly open grower which suits its drooping flowers to perfection and it is certainly worth any amount of effort to grow it.

    I have young plants in 15cm. pots for $22.50.Crinodendron hookerianum

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