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Escallonia rubra ‘Woodside’

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & November
  • Height0.5m to 0.85m
  • Spread0.75m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourDeep red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Escallonia rubra ‘Woodside’. An evergreen, bushy dense shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves. In summer to autumn, this plant produces racemes of small, tubular, deep red flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

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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