Crinodendron hookerianum grows best in humus rich and fertile soil that is acidic (the same conditions as Rhododendrons). Although this is a hardy shrub, the young flower buds begin to form over the winter months and can be damaged by heavy frost or biting cold winds, a protected spot is advised. Once established little maintenance is required other than an occasional light trim after flowering has finished to maintain the shape and remove any damaged or congested branches.