Lantern Tree

Common Name: Lantern Tree

The Lantern Tree forms a large dense evergreen shrub. The flowers like log stemmed crimson lanterns hang thickly on the branches in May. The leaves are dark green and pointed.


Origin: The Lantern Tree occurs in Southern Chile. It likes a moist mild climate and is intolerant of excessive lime. It was introduced in 1848 by William Lobb.

The specimen in Woodstock is 5m in height.


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