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Escallonia ‘Iveyi’

Escallonia

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & November
  • Height1.5m to 3.5m
  • Spread1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPure white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Escallonia ‘Iveyi’ (Escallonia). This variety is an upright dense, bushy hybrid it will grow to about 3m in height and spread. It has a remarkably rich dark green wavy edged leaves 8cm long which in cold climates can be tinged with bronze in the winter. The flowers are in panicles about 15cm long of slightly fragrant pure white flowers, they will stand out very well against the rich foliage and are produced in late summer.

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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