Escallonia rubra

Red Escallonia

These fast-growing evergreen shrubs make dense, moundlike screens, windbreaks and hedges. Their young growth glistens, and flower clusters blossom year-round in mild climates. Shrubs attract bees. Wind-resistant, they thrive in seaside conditions. While they are somewhat drought-tolerant, they look best with watering. Start easily from cuttings. Plant in partial shade in hot summer climates. Will not tolerate alkaline soils or severe winters. Prune once flowers are done. Pinch tips to keep plants compact.
Escallonia rubra, Red Escallonia
The glossy dark green foliage contrasts with the long-blooming rosy-red flowers. Compact and large flowered varieties available.

Attributes - Escallonia rubra

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance.

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