Anyone grow Crinodendron hookerianum?

mark4321_gwJuly 16, 2010

Hi,

I just picked up a 1 gallon Crinodendron hookerianum. It's a beautiful shrub. I don't have photos yet (it's mostly in bud) but I give a link to other's photos below.

I'm curious if anyone has any experience with this plant--how fast does it grow, particular problems it's prone to, how to propagate it, etc. Any info would be great.

I got it at last weekend's Strybing Arboretum sale (I think it was $9). I also saw a larger plant at Roger Reynold's nursery in Menlo Park a few weeks ago, probably in the $40 range.

Here is a link that might be useful: Crinodendron hookerianum photos on Flickr

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ian_wa(Sequim)

It hates hot, dry weather, and it's prone to spider mites. It likes cool, humid weather so much that even here in the Pacific Northwest, it grows much larger on the immediate coast than it does in Seattle. Other than that, it's spectacular, and it's very easy to propagate from tip cuttings.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2010 at 9:05PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Homeless Veteran Gardening
Hello, Well, I'm back after taking a rather serious...
bearstate
Need help with identification
I have tiny black round specks all over my fence and...
Nancy Taylor
Please Help: Sheet Mulching leads to Bermuda Grass Nightmare!
Ok so we decided to lose our lawn "The Bay Friendly...
ktgrandy
You can look up your water company on this site
Here's an interesting site where you can look up your...
socks
Is there an "easy" red Kangaroo paw???
I planted 2 "Big Red" KP about a month ago....
Sabine Halfhill
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™