An evergreen shrub originating from Chile with stiff branches and oblong, pointed, dark green leaves. Lantern shaped scarlet flowers are produced from late spring through summer, giving this attractive tree its common name 'Lantern Tree'. It can grow up to 6m/19ft tall, and 5m/16ft wide if grown in a fertile, moist, but well drained acidic soil. It prefers partial shade but can also be grown in full sun if the roots are given some shade. It should also be sheltered from cold winds.