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Damhead Nursery
Damhead Farm
Lothianburn
Midlothian
EH10 7DZ

Details
E. coccineum is an upright evergreen shrub or small tree, with leathery, lance-shaped leaves and clusters of narrowly tubular scarlet flowers in late spring and early summer

 

Hardiness
H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)

Aspect
South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

Exposure
Sheltered

Moisture
Moist but well-drained

Soil
Sand, Clay, Loam

pH
Acid, Neutral

Size
Ultimate height
4-8 metres
Ultimate spread
2.5-4 metres
Time to ultimate height
10-20 years

How to grow
Cultivation
Grows well in a fertile, humus-rich soil but may require shelter from cold, drying winds. A useful woodland plant
Propagation
Propagate by seed sown at 13 to 16 °C in spring or take semi-hardwood cuttings in mid-summer and root with bottom heat. Suckers can be removed in late winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care
Pruning
Pruning group 1Pests
Glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem
Diseases
Generally disease free

Info. courtesy of the RHS

Embothrium coccineum

£15.60Price
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