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Embothrium coccineum var. lanceolata
Embothrium coccineum var. lanceolata
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A beautiful South American, semi-evergreen large shrub, Embothrium coccineum var lanceolata has fantastic flame orange-red flowers in early summer. It has a reasonably slender, upright habit and for many years this would be considered a species only suitable for warm, west coast gardens.

Recent climate changes have enabled many gardeners to grow this beautiful plant in cooler inland gardens although Embothrium still requires shelter from cold winter winds.

Embothrium coccineum is a  superb addition to most gardens or a woodland areas and a good companion plant for Rhododendrons and Azaleas as they enjoy the same soil conditions. Best for experienced gardeners.

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  • Position: Warm and sheltered in light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, neutral to acid soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Embothrium coccineum var. lanceolata requires shelter from cold winds and can suffer from bruised or damaged leaves after cold weather.
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Eventually a large shrub with a branching, rounded habit once established.
    • Height: up to 5 m (16 ft).
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft).
  • Important Please Read!: Embothrium coccineum var. lanceolata is one of those few plants which can, irritatingly, fail in the correct site and occasionally prosper in a seemingly unsuitable situation. One thing which will certainly kill your plant will be free access to too much fertilizer; do not feed it ever, a nice leaf mould mulch will be much more beneficial.
  • Guarantee Info: Please be aware that Embothrium coccineum var. lanceolata can be a fickle and difficult plant, particularly in the winter, if caught by frost or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is NOT covered by any guarantee.


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