Crinodendron: The Lantern Tree


The crinodendron is a very beautiful shrub whose blooming summer enchants our gardens.

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: Crinodendron hookerianum
Family: Elaeocarpaceae
Type: Shrub

: 2 to 10 m (according to varieties)
Exposure: Partial shadow, Sun
Ground: Rich enough

: Persistent
Flowering: May to July

Maintenance, from planting to pruning will enhance the development of crinodendron and flowering

Crinodendron planting:

The crinodendron likes sunny places but it fears when it's too hot. We can in this case favor the partial shade.

It is best to do the planting in spring because the crinodendron fears strong frosts.

  • A young subject will be more sensitive to cold so it is better to plant subjects of a certain size.

In regions with sweet winter you can plant it in autumn.

  • Follow our planting tips.

Crinodendron in pot:

For the crinodendrons grown in pots or in vatsyou have to think of sheltering it for the winter especially if the temperatures are below -5°.

Indeed, below -5° the crinodendron should not resist.

  • Plan a mix of potting soil (2/3) and heather earth (1/3)
  • Prune your crinodendron in pots each year at the end of winter before taking it out

Size, maintenance of the crinodendron:

No size is needed but if you want to balance or reduce the antlers, wait the end of flowering.

Water regularly during flowering, but without excess and eventually bring someorganic fertilizer to stimulate the appearance of pretty flowers.

To know about the crinodendron:

Crinodendron: the lantern tree: Crinodendron

Very beautiful shrub native to Latin America, the crinodendron bears beautiful fuchsia pink flowers very original.

Also called the lantern tree of Chile, it is from this area of ​​origin.

Its shrubby shape, its long narrow leaves and its lantern-shaped flowers make it an ideal very decorative shrub.

Its generous flowering spreads throughout the summer, usually from May to July / August but can extend in April and September depending on the climate and weather.

Enough rusticit is resistant to frost and cold with temperatures as low as -10°.

The crinodendron growth is considered relatively slow.

Smart tip about crinodendron:

Use organic products that do not harm the environment

Video: Chinese lantern tree.

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