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Lantern Tree

Crinodendron hookerianum

Crinodendron hookerianum - Lost Gardens of Heligan - Cornwall, England - DSC02700 by Daderot (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

4m

4m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

    Cuttings

    Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer or early autumn.

    Seed

    Special features of Lantern Tree

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Lantern Tree

    This shrub suits being grown in wall side borders for architectural interest in urban courtyards.

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