Escallonia rubra

Escallonia rubra

Family: Crassulariaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 4 to 5 feet
Spread 4 to 5 feet
Habit Bushy, upright
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders, informal hedging
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance None to slight
Hardiness 8
Heat zone
Sun Full sun
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered
Flower colour Pink, white
Flower season Early summer to late summer
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Wildlife Bees
Texture Fine

Escallonia rubra is an evergreen shrub grown for its glossy green leaves and pink and flowers. Flowers are displayed from early to late summer. It can be used as an informal, flowering hedge.

Escallonia rubra will grow in any reasonable garden soil which is not too waterlogged and cope well with dry conditions. They are not terribly hardy, growing well up to zone 8.


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