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Shrub/tree pendulous red flowers, evergreen...ID??


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:53 am    Post subject: Shrub/tree pendulous red flowers, evergreen...ID?? Reply with quote

Visiting from Pacific Northwest USA, similar to Ireland's climate, we have many of the same plants. In Kenmare I photographed one I'd never seen: Pendulous scarlet/crimson urn-shaped flowers 2" long, on long pedicles/peduncles (look like upside-down tulips). Bloom time May/June? Leaves evergreen, lanceolate, serrate at the tip, alternate/whorled, revolute margins, somewhat glossy, about 2" long. Trunk and branches thin, smooth greenish-brown bark, smooth when young, coarser when older. Seems to be large shrub/small tree. Any ideas??
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:41 am    Post subject: Never mind!! I just found it!! Reply with quote

Looks like it's a Crinodendron hookerianum -- I just stumbled across a photo in one of my books. Any reference to it on the web seems to come from the UK. I guess we haven't seen much of it around these parts. I wish I could have posted a photo of it, I'm sure that would have helped. Thanks for having this site up and running, I'm sure I'll be back!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're beautiful trees.

I know where's there's an old one planted and it's very impressive.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:39 am    Post subject: Available at ebay Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOVELY PLANT LIKES SLIGHTLY ACIDIC SOIL
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is a lovely plant,i wonder how tall it grows?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sal wrote:
this is a lovely plant,i wonder how tall it grows?


The old one that I saw was about 4 metres high. It's a slight tree though.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:17 pm    Post subject: crinodendron Reply with quote

this is a realy lovely shrub/tree. It can grow quite big at least 1-2 meters high. I think this may be a native irish shrub but could be wrong on this point. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is not native to Ireland, it comes from Chile. It is hardy in Ireland (or was, up to this year)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks vincent. Have you ever heard this shrub referred to as a strawberry tree. If not do you know what a strawberry tree is. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The strawberry tree is the arbutus unedo, commonly found in Kerry.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mim wrote:
Thanks vincent. Have you ever heard this shrub referred to as a strawberry tree. If not do you know what a strawberry tree is. Confused


As Sive has said, the Chilean Lantern tree is a different species from the Strawberry tree. The strawberry tree is part of the Lusitanian group and likes milder areas; the Lantern Tree is a bit tougher.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:30 am    Post subject: Chile/Chinese Lantern Reply with quote

A beautiful tree also referred to as the Chinese Lantern. It can actually grow higher than 2m. I have one here at Dunsland which is about 4m high with similar spread. It is a very dark green evergreen tree so be careful where you plant it that it doesn't cretate too dark an effect.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Available at ebay Reply with quote

ormondsview wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.ie/CRINODENDRON-HOOKERIANUM-lantren-tree-UNUSUAL-3LT-POT_W0QQitemZ270487058734QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_HomeGarden_Garden_PlantsSeedsBulbs_JN?hash=item3efa48f92e


beautiful plant that....is that pink flower or fruit? I am new to this forum so kindly dont mind if i ask anything very stupid or basix... Confused
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[quote="leehydro007"][quote="ormondsview"]http://cgi.ebay.ie/CRINODENDRON-HOOKERIANUM-lantren-tree-UNUSUAL-3LT-POT_W0QQitemZ270487058734QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_HomeGarden_Garden_PlantsSeedsBulbs_JN?hash=item3efa48f92e[/quote]

beautiful plant that....is that pink flower or fruit? I am new to this forum so kindly dont mind if i ask anything very stupid or basix... Confused[/quote]


Its a flower. It flowers from early through to late summer.
Don't worry about basic questions, the more I learn about gardening the more I realise how much I dont know

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