20 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Lantern Tree Overview
This dense evergreen tree can get to 6m high. It has dark green narrow leaves and in late spring to late summer it produces lantern shaped crimson flowers roughly 2.5cm long.
Common problems with Lantern Tree
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Lantern Tree
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Lantern Tree
Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer or early autumn.
Special features of Lantern Tree
Other uses of Lantern Tree
This shrub suits being grown in wall side borders for architectural interest in urban courtyards.
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Perfect to cover unsightly walls or to grow as shelter to seating areas; these will all create talking points.