The Chilean Lantern is a beautiful, ornamental, evergreen shrub or small tree named after the lantern-shaped, crimson to deep carmine-pink flowers, suspended from the undersides of its branches from May to August. This award-winning lantern tree is perfect for a partially shady woodland garden with humus-rich acid soil. Initially slow-growing. After flowering lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant.
- Height after 10 years 300-500cm
- Full sun or partial shade
- Fertile, moist but well-drained soil, humus-rich acid soil
- Initially slow-growing
- Flowers May to August
- Frost hardy (may need winter protection)