Crinodendron hookerianum

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Buy Crinodendron hookerianum lantern tree: Very attractive lantern-shaped flowers

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich acid soil
  • Rate of growth: initially slow-growing
  • Flowering period: May to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    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, in cold areas it's best grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory to minimise the risk of frost damage to the young flower buds.

  • Garden care: After flowering lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant.

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A beautiful shrub


In my garden, mixed border


South London


Absolutely delighted!


I bought this as a birthday present for my sister in law and she was thrilled to receive it. I have one already and she has coveted it for several years! The plant was larger than expected and very healthy. It was beautifully wrapped, arrived promptly and the instructions were clear. Its still doing well nine months later, having been out in the garden all winter with some protection. I will definitely be using 'Crocus' again, as the customer service is excellent and the plant of high quality. Thank you!

The Moth




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Our Crinodendron is over eight years old and grows well in the Highlands. A much admired plant. After flowering, it reveals brown velvet like pods enclosing white seeds. Can these be harvested to produce further plants?


Hello there Usually these plants are propagated by semi hardwood cuttings but I believe you can grow them from seed, but it is not easy, and can take a long time for them to germinate.

Hi Can you grow Crinodendron hookerianum in a pot?


Hello, Yes, it is possible to grow this in a really large pot filled with ericaceous compost, provided it is kept well fed and watered.


Hello, My Wife and I live in a Park Home on a Park Home estate, like most of our neighbours we only have pots laid out on paviors, If we brought Crinodendron Hookerianum Tree and put it in a pot of Tree and shub compost, would we hamper the plants developement and therefore not have it flowering. Regards Allen


Hello, Keeping this in a pot would indeed restrict its growth and ultimately it would be happier planted in the ground, however that's not to say that you cannot enjoy it (and its flowers) in a large pot filled with ericaceous compost for several years.


I have a Crinodendron in the garden of my "new" house. How do I care for it? It has been pruned back and now stands about 3ft. tall. Actually it had self pruned and we only cut off the dead branches. The house is in Kidlington ,Oxford.

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Hello, These plants are happiest in either a sunny or partially shaded position with shelter from cold winds. The soil should be fertile, moist but well-drained, with lots of organic matter and an acidic pH. They require little pruning, apart from removal of dead wood in late spring.


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