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Plant Details

Embothrium coccineum

Chilean Fire Tree
Zone: 11, 10a, 10b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Height: Minimum 12 feet , Maximum 30 feet
Width: Maximum 10 feet
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Native to Australia and South America, the fire bush has long been cultivated in England for its incredible display of color. Evergreen to semievergreen upright shrub or multitrunked tree to 30'. Foliage is a dark, shiny green. It's covered with clusters of bright tangerine-red flowers in spring to early summer. Give it neutral to acid soil and keep it constantly moist, but it resents being too wet. Great for coastal gardens!
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:24 PM

Chilean Fire Bush is demanding about its location, but if you qualify, this is a must. The soil should be lime-free, deep and well-drained. The orange scarlet flowers in May and June among blue green (almost-evergreen) leaves are a sight to see. In normal life will get 15' but some giants do exist. zone 7

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:24 PM

Blazing scarlet flowers on this evergreen Chilean tree that reaches 12-15' in our area. Not tolerant of fertilizers with phosphorus.

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