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Embothrium coccineum (Chilean bush fire)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Embothrium coccineum

Other names

Chilean bush fire

Genus

Embothrium Embothrium

Species

E. coccineum - E. coccineum is a dramatic, slender upright tree with firery red tubular flowers in sumemr.


Embothrium coccineum is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Flower

Orange, Red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

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General care


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Where to grow

Embothrium coccineum (Chilean bush fire) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in deep, moist, humus-rich, free-draining, acid (lime-free) soil in sun. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Embothrium coccineum

Other names

Chilean bush fire

Genus

Embothrium Embothrium

Species

E. coccineum - E. coccineum is a dramatic, slender upright tree with firery red tubular flowers in sumemr.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Orange, Red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Embothrium coccineum (Chilean bush fire) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in deep, moist, humus-rich, free-draining, acid (lime-free) soil in sun. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Embothrium coccineum (Chilean bush fire)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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