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Escallonia laevis - 'Gold Ellen' (Escallonia)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Escallonia laevis - Cultivation Notes

This reliable evergreen shrub will tolerate a hot dry spot in demanding moist or dry soil, including chalky soils. Escallonia can either be left to fill a space in the border or be trimmed to form a loose hedge. Escallonia is especially happy near the coast in an exposed sunny spot. Avoid planting in areas prone to extreme cold. In event that this shrub becomes leggy simply cut it back hard and mulch with well rotted compost to feed.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Escallonia laevis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Escallonia laevis:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Plant for extreme coastal screening
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Escalonia, Escalonea, Escallonea, Eskalonia, Eskilonia

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