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Crinodendron hookerianum

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3rd June 2006

A wonderful large evergreen shrub, with spectacular red lantern flowers in early summer. In its early years it benefits from being cut back a few times, or it will become tall and straggly. I am heartbroken that I had to cut my big specimen down (although I really like the space it has left). I have planted three more around the garden to replace it.

4th June 2012

It has taken a few years, but the young plants are finally producing a decent show.

30th May 2020

The species is native to Chile. It was first collected by William Lobb and introduced to the UK through the Veitch nursery in 1848.


  • James Armitage, Dawn Edwards, Neil Lancaster, John G. Hillier and Roy Lancaster (eds), The Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs, 8th edition, 2014.
  • W. J. Bean, Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles, Eighth edition.