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ESCALLONIA rubra var. macrantha 'Crimson Spire'

HEDGING TYPES

Red flowers, upright growth
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Elliptic to broadly oval, dark-green, glossy leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • Red
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
    Suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
  • Tall Shrub
    Erect shrub.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold winds.

ESCALLONIA rubra var. macrantha 'Crimson Spire'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    An excellent hedging cultivar for coastal exposure. Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    South America - Chile (raised in Cornwall, UK)
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Loose panicles to 10cm (4in) long
    Tubular
    To 2cm (¾in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
    Emits a pleasant fragrance, especially after rain
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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