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Escallonia rubra ‘Crimson Spire’

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & November
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed shades
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Escallonia rubra ‘Crimson Spire’. The cultivar ‘Crimson Spire’ is an erect variety ideal for hedges.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Chile to Argentina

Interest and use

Hedging

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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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