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Crinodendron hookerianum 'Alf Robbins'

Chile lantern tree 'Alf Robbins'

An evergreen shrub with narrow, deep green leaves and long-stalked, lantern-like white flowers borne along the branches from late spring into summer

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Elaeocarpaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Crinodendron are evergreen shrubs or small trees, with leathery, dark green leaves and nodding, urn-shaped flowers in the leaf axils

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a fertile, moist but well-drained, acidic soil in partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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