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Chorizema ilicifolium

Holly flame tree

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourOrange, red, yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Chorizema ilicifolium (Holly flame tree). An spreading open plant native to Western Australia. Bears slender branches from which dark green leaves, ovate and toothed are produced. Racemes or small, orange-red, yellow flowers are produced from late winter to late summer.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Western Australia

Interest and use

Grown for the flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilSandy, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Tie climbers to supports, or grow in hanging baskets.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites under glass.

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