Latua pubiflora

Endemic to the coastal mountains of Southern Chile, the 'Tree of the Sorcerers' makes a large semi-deciduous shrub to approx' 2.5 tall in cultivation, or taller if very happy. Urn-shaped pendulous pinkish-mauve flowers hang in lines along the underside of the branches in Feb-Mar, followed by small warm-yellow tomato-shaped fruit. Best against a sunny wall. A poisonous plant, though no more so than many common garden plants such as Aconitum and Laburnum, it is used by native Chilean machi (shamans) of the Mapuche–Huilliche to enter a trance state.

Pot size: 2L
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