Chilean Lantern Tree

In June, in full bloom, this plant is amazing.  I photographed this Chilean Lantern Tree, or Crinodendron hookerianum, at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island in Washington.  It was about eight feet tall and literally dripping with flowers.   Flowers of a soft, pinkish-red color that hang down profusely like cherries or peppers.  I’ve seen the immature plant at the nursery, for sale as a … Continue reading Chilean Lantern Tree