How do you grow escallonia in the UK?

How do you grow escallonia in the UK?

Escallonia are best planted in full sun into good, well-drained soil away from cold winds. Escallonia are trouble free, requiring no maintenance. Escallonia grow to around 3m with 2.5m spread.

When should escallonia be planted?

Best is if you choose to plant your escallonia in fall to favor root development before winter hits, and ensure proper growth in spring. You can also plant in spring but make sure that the young shrub has sufficient water at the beginning.

How long do escallonia flowers last?

Escallonia is a hedge that plant that provides beautiful colour to your garden with white, pink or red flowers emerging from June to October and evergreen foliage throughout the year.

Is escallonia fast growing?

Escallonia hedging plants are fast growing and work wonderfully as a windbreak, particularly in coastal areas, as these plants can tolerate harsh weather conditions.

Is Escallonia poisonous to dogs?

Is escallonia poisonous to dogs? Escallonia is considered to be a safe plant and is not poisonous to humans or animals. However, you should bear in mind that even non-toxic plants can cause gastronomical distress to dogs if eaten in large quantities.

Will Escallonia grow in clay soil?

Some of the best evergreens for clay soils are Cotoneaster, Escallonia, Euonymus, Gaultheria, Mahonia, Pyracantha and Vinca. These varieties will help provide year-round structure and form to your borders even on the heaviest of soils.

What is the best shrub for clay soil?


  • Berberis (evergreen and deciduous)
  • Buddleja.
  • Cotoneaster (evergreen and deciduous)
  • Escallonia (evergreen)
  • Fuchsia.
  • Hydrangea.
  • Mahonia.
  • Rosa.

What grows best in heavy clay soil?

10 plants for clay soil:

  • Ribes sanguineum. Flowering currant flowers are dainty and delicate, adding finesse to the garden in late spring.
  • Malus (crab apple) Crab apples are superb all round plants for clay soil.
  • Bergenia cordifolia.
  • Spiraea japonica.
  • Viburnum tinus.
  • Syringa vulgaris.
  • Lonicera periclymenum.
  • Pulmonaria.

What kind of plant is Escallonia rubra macrantha?

Escallonia rubra macrantha is a vigorous evergreen shrub with fragrant leaves and relatively big pink-red flowers. It is a great hedging plant, especially on windy coastal sites as it can take the harsh coastal winds.

How tall does an Escallonia rubra tree get?

The dark green, glossy leaves form a dense, evergreen shrub, which easily form part of a shrubbery or border. All during summer, rosy red flowers cover this Chilean Box Gum, adding a touch of scent and also attracting pollinating insects. Height: 250cm (98″). Spread: 250cm (98″).

Where does the name Escallonia rubra come from?

The origin of the plant figured was not stated, but it appears to have been grown previously under the horticultural name “E. sanguinea”. The escallonia introduced by Comber under No. 1023 belongs to E. rubra, though his field specimen under this number resembles the var. macrantha in size of leaf.

When do you cut back Escallonia rubra plants?

During late spring, lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant. Mulch the plants with well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant at the same time. Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.