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Desfontainea spinosa, Chilean False Holly

Desfontainea spinosa

Chilean False Holly
Family: Loganiaceae
Origin: Andes
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
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This holly-like shrub is a native of the Andes mountains. In summer ut has showy red and yellow trumpet flowers. It prefers an acid, moist, peaty soil in some shade. It is only half-hardy in cold areas.

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