This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A fine evergreen Holly-like shrub from the Chilian Andes, attaining a height of 10 to 20 ft. in the Channel Islands, parts of Ireland, and other favoured spots. It has tubular scarlet flowers tipped with yellow. It is raised from cuttings or layers, and flourishes in a compost of peat and loam.