Photos: A rare sight - Chilean Fire Tree

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Martin Král Photo

Photos and text by Martin Král

A rare sight in our area, the Chilean fire tree (Embothrium) is stunningly spectacular when it explodes into bloom. See this example on Ashworth N just north of N 188th. Another tree is just right of the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Embothriums are picky about their location, but the otherwise non-descript tree needs no additional care to flower.

Martin Král Photo


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