Lottah Nursery Tasmania, Australia

Crinodendron hookerianum & patagua

Genus consists of two evergreen species from South America of high ornamental value: C. hookerianum, with scarlet pendant flowers and C. patagua with white flowers. Both are temperate climate plants reported to perform best under somewhat acidic soil conditions.

Crinodendron hookerianum flowers C. hookerianum, Chilean Lantern Tree, is usually found growing as a shrub to 3 m or so although it may be considerably larger in the wild. Flower buds start forming in Autumn and open the following Spring extending into early Summer, and are urn shaped around 20 mm long, of a striking scarlet color.
Crinodendron patagua flowers C. patagua, Lily of the Valley Tree is a large shrub expected to reach 5 m under cultivation but may be found growing as a tree to 10 m in its native habitat. Flowers are campanulate white, appearing in Summer.
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