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Escallonia ‘Edinensis’

Escallonia

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & November
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Escallonia ‘Edinensis’ (Escallonia). A vigorous evergreen shrub producing small, oblong, dark green leaves. From early summer to late summer, this plant has racemes of small, pink flowers.

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
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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