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Escallonia rubra

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & November
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink, red shades
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Escallonia rubra. A stalked shrubby evergreen clump from Chile to Argentina with firmer flowers of a deeper colour than any other species. Varies greatly in the wild, several forms have been introduced to gardens. Some shrubs are delicate and small, with small leaves, elliptic ovate to obovate leaves and arching sprays of flowers with narrow red tubes and pale pink, recurved tips. Is the dominant parent of most hybrid Escallonias.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Chile to Argentina

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • 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

Propagate from cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Silver leaf.

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