Embothrium coccineum
“Chilean Fire Bush”

Embothrium coccineum “Chilean Fire Bush” Embothrium coccineum “Chilean Fire Bush”

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From Chile comes this astonishing, slender, upright tree to 30’ tall & 15’ wide. Hardy down to 10 degrees. In late Spring to early Summer it becomes a solid mass of beautiful, fiery red, tubular flowers held in loose clusters. The deep green, lance shaped foliage is evergreen. A bountiful nectar producer, so hummingbirds are constant visitors. It’s a slow grower for the first two years. You might want to keep it in a container for at least a year. “Chilean Fire Bush” wants deep, loamy, not too rich, well-drained, acidic soil & doesn’t like animal manure. Shelter from cold, drying winds. An outstanding specimen tree.

Annie

Full Sun  
High/Moist Water  

Tree
USDA Zones 7b-10b