Alloxylon flammeum

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MikeC
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Alloxylon flammeum

Post by MikeC » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:33 am

Don't know anything much about this plant apart from it's supposed to be hardy to about -7 deg. C so might be okay on the south coast and other mild areas.

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Anyone ever managed to grow one?


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Re: Alloxylon flammeum

Post by Conifers » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:47 am

Methinks you'd be better off sticking to Embothrium coccineum - closely related and very similar, and about ten degrees hardier.


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Re: Alloxylon flammeum

Post by MikeC » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:15 am

Conifers wrote:Methinks you'd be better off sticking to Embothrium coccineum - closely related and very similar, and about ten degrees hardier.

It was googling the Chilean flame tree that made me discover the Alloxylon.

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Re: Alloxylon flammeum

Post by Troppoz » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:57 am

Ive seen this trying to survive in Hobart and it was a rather dismal specimen, could be worth trying in a large tub and into a greenhouse for winter but as Conifers states the Embothrium is both more showy and hardier than this one.
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