Escallonia Red Elf – Buy shrubs

£4.00

A great shrub to add some height and colour to your garden – brilliant red flowers from the late spring right through, on and off into the autumn.

Grown in 11 cm pots:

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Description

Escallonia Red Elf description:

Brilliant red flowers on and off from late spring and on into the autumn.

Good for the back of a border or for screening sheds, walls or fences, because it has shiny, evergreen green leaves, which respond well to clipping.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.

Escallonia Red Elf flowering in June
Escallonia Red Elf in June

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade.

Sun or semi shade

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Shrubs do cover the ground, but they are not a ‘ground cover plant’ because they add height and structure to a garden.

What type of soil:

Well drained soil.

How much moisture:

Normal moisture.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy.

Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim to keep it in good shape.

Size of plant:

Height 2.4 m.
Spread 4 m.

Additional information

Weight 2.1 kg

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