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Escallonia ‘Donard Beauty’

Escallonia

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & November
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourDark pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Escallonia ‘Donard Beauty’ (Escallonia). In early to mid-summer, there are dark pink flowers with small, oval, dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

S.America

Interest and use

Grown for their profuse, 5 petalled flowers and glossy foliage, which is very attractive to bees. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost hardy, but in cold areas protect from strong winds and grow against a south or west facing wall. They will requires full sun and fertile, well drained soil. Trim hedges and wall-trained plants after flowering

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Silver leaf.

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