Monday, May 2, 2016

Chilean Fire Bush on Flight Path!

Anyone who has been around plants in the PNW for any time will know about the old Embothrium coccineum growing at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle. Sadly it's been in decline for a good many years now but at it's prime it was said that when in flower you could spot it from an airplane window if you were on the right flight path into Seatac airport.

I'm hoping to recreate that down here in Oregon for folks flying into Portland from the East! This tree is a first generation offspring of that Seattle tree and I've planted another 5 second generation trees around this one. Give me a few more years!!

Embothrium coccineum in the Plantmad Garden
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