Crinodendron hookerianum (Lantern Tree)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Stunning, evergreen with toothed, elliptic, dark green leaves. Pendant, crimson to deep carmine-pink flowers, mostly as lantern-shaped buds, along stems. May to August. Ht.5mt.(16ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, fertile, well-drained acid soil. Good for woodland gardens. Protect in cool greenhouse or conservatory in cold areas.
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Spreading, evergreen shrub with spiny, glossy, dark green holly-like leaves. Long, drooping, catkin-like racemes of vanilla-scented greenish-white flowers from July to September. Ht.5mt.(15ft.). Grows in sun or partial shade on fertile, well-drained soil. Frost hardy. Good trained against a sunny, sheltered wall.