Embothrium coccineum J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

Chilean Fire Bush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Embothrium

Category: Tree

Zones: 8 to 11

Size: To 30' tall and 15' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Lance-shaped leaves, prominent veins, red tubular flowers.


Published in Char. Gen. Pl. 8 in 1775.

Native to Chile.

Also published in Cult. Prot. 125 in 1809. This beautiful shrub grows wild in Terra del Fuego... Cavanilles' figure, above quoted, is very inaccurate. Leaves elliptic, quite entire.


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