There are about 8 species of evergreen trees and shrubs which are native to South America. The leaves are lance-shaped or oblong and leathery. The flowers are ornamental, profuse and tubular shaped They are frost hardy, but will need shelter from cold winds. Grow them in semi-shade with moist but well drained, lime-free soil. You can propagate by suckers in the spring or autumn, or by seed in the autumn.
Common problems with Embrothrium
How to propagate Embrothrium
By cuttings in summer, suckers in spring or autumn.
Seed in spring or autumn.
Other uses of Embrothrium
Grown for their flowers.