Embothrium coccineum

Also known as:

  • Chilean Firebush

Plant Type

tree

Zones

8a-11

Size

H:12'-30'
W:10'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

acidic, average, well-drained

Water Needs:

even moisture, high, regular

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

red, orange

Foliage Color:

green, blue

Wildlife:

hummingbirds

Flower Season:

spring

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

Flat Creek Nursery

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Canby, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon

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Springfield, Oregon

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Salem, Oregon

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Port Townsend, Washington

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Sequim, Washington

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

Flat Creek Nursery

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30039 SE Orient Drive Gresham, Oregon

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-8728

Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

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Rochester, Washington

360-273-9567

The Desert Northwest

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Sequim, Washington

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Waldport, Oregon

541-563-3676

Flat Creek Nursery

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30039 SE Orient Drive Gresham, Oregon

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Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

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Description by: Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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The Chilean firebush came to us through MSK Nursery, Seattle 30 years ago and has been hardy most of the time. We know a 30’ specimen that has been growing for 20 years. The flowers are brilliant orange red in May and will cover the tree for 3 weeks. It’s interesting that embothrium used to bloom late June into July but about 10 years ago it suddently jumped to mid May. Don’t try growing east of the Cascades as literally no one can grow it there!

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Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

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Large shrub or small multi trunked tree 15’ tall and 10’ wide, semi-evergreen (if temps dip into the teens, it loses its leaves); the foliage on this woody is rather non descript, but when it blooms in May June it is covered in jaw dropping flaming scarlet flowers from top to bottom! Woo Hoo! Behold the drama queen…not to be ignored! This fun plant enjoys a cool root run like Clematis and a sunny warm exposure on top (a little shade in SoCal, Texas and hot environs). NO PHOSPHOROUS in the fertilizer - it can be deadly.

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Description by: Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

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The Chilean flametree is stunning in late spring/early summer when it covers itself with bright scarlet flowers, tiny red ribbons. This protea relation is an excellent garden plant, evergreen in mild winters, deciduous when the temperature spends any time in the teens F. A slender tree, to 25 ft eventually in full to part sun, with regular water. Loves cool ground so best in a north aspect and/or with ground covering plants to protect the roots. No phosphorous fertilizer! Cold hardy to USDA zone 7b.

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Description by: Lael's Moon Garden

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Rochester, Washington

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Bright flame-red flowers May-June, protect from wind. Avoid phosphorus fertilizer. Good drainage. Zones 8-10.

Description by: Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

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Chilean Fire Bush is demanding about its location, but if you qualify, this is a must. The soil should be lime-free, deep and well-drained. The orange scarlet flowers in May and June among blue green (almost-evergreen) leaves are a sight to see. In normal life will get 15' but some giants do exist. zone 7

Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

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Native to Australia and South America, the fire bush has long been cultivated in England for its incredible display of color. Evergreen to semievergreen upright shrub or multitrunked tree to 30'. Foliage is a dark, shiny green. It's covered with clusters of bright tangerine-red flowers in spring to early summer. Give it neutral to acid soil and keep it constantly moist, but it resents being too wet. Great for coastal gardens!

Description by: Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

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Our classic all-time Desert Island plant where if we were stranded and could only choose one plant etc. we would be sitting beneath an Embothrium munching a Tyler Street Pesto Savory Scone and drinking a Townsend Bay Pinot Gris. A 4 alarm inferno of flame red flowers.

Description by: The Desert Northwest

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Sequim, Washington

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Legendary fire tree. Semi-evergreen to 50' with screaming red flowers in spring. Hates heat. Lending an entirely new meaning to the term “forest fire,” the legendary Chilean Fire Tree puts on a brilliant show of crimson for a long period in the spring!  My seed has been collected from a Seattle area tree with a more evergreen habit than some.  It prefers cool, moist, acidic soils, and responds well to heavy applications of organic sources of N.  Like all members of the Proteaceae family, it should not be fed with phosphorus except in the most minute quantities.  It thrives in cool, coastal climates.  Hardy to about 5 °F.  DS.

Description by: Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

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From Chile comes this astonishing, slender, upright tree to 30’ tall & 15’ wide. Hardy down to 10 degrees. In late Spring to early Summer it becomes a solid mass of beautiful, fiery red, tubular flowers held in loose clusters. The deep green, lance shaped foliage is evergreen. A bountiful nectar producer, so hummingbirds are constant visitors. It’s a slow grower for the first two years. You might want to keep it in a container for at least a year. “Chilean Fire Bush” wants deep, loamy, not too rich, well-drained, acidic soil & doesn’t like animal manure. Shelter from cold, drying winds. An outstanding specimen tree.

Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Blazing scarlet flowers on this evergreen Chilean tree that reaches 12-15' in our area. Not tolerant of fertilizers with phosphorus.

Description by: Thompson's Nursery

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Waldport, Oregon

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Upright freely branching. Scarlet flowers.

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