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Escallonia - 'Donard Radience' (Escallonia)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Escallonia - Cultivation Notes

This reliable evergreen shrub will tolerate a hot dry spot in demanding soil with a minimum of fuss on moist or dry 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:

  • 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

Design & Plant Use for Escallonia:

  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Plant for extreme coastal screening

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