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.
The best position in the garden:
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:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
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.