Embothrium coccineum

Embothrium coccineum

Chilean fire bush

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Embothrium coccineum
  • Common name: Chilean fire bush
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Orange

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Chilean fire bush, Embothrium coccineum, is a half hardy shrub, bearing gorgeous, spidery bright orange-red flowers in late-spring and early summer. It’s perfect for growing in the conservatory or greenhouse, and may be grown outside in south- and south-westerly parts of the British Isles.

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Grow Embothrium coccineum in fertile, moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil in full sun, away from winds. Protect from frost in winter. Alternatively, grow in a large container, which you can move under cover in autumn.

How to grow Embothrium coccineum

  • Plant size

    6m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Embothrium coccineum and wildlife

Embothrium coccineum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Embothrium coccineum poisonous?

Embothrium coccineum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People