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Embothrium

Embothrium spp.

Embothrium coccineum 001 by Drozdp (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

0

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Embothrium coccineum near Grey Glacier
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Embothrium Overview

A small genus with only 1 described evergreen or semi-evergreen tree species also known as Chilean firebush. Typically grown for their showy flowers, these are waxy, red and tubular, borne on unbranched stems in bright bunches. Occasionally white or yellow flowers are seen. Well suited to a woodland garden, this genus grows best in a sheltered location, but in warmer climates may be grown more in the open as a specimen tree.

Common problems with Embothrium

How to propagate Embothrium

Cuttings

By cuttings in summer, suckers in spring or autumn.

Suckers

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Other uses of Embothrium

Grown for their flowers