Escallonia Crimson Spire


SKU: escallonia-crimson-spire Categories: ,
Common Name: Escallonia
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H4
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Flowering period: June – September
  • Hardiness: H4
  • Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Escallonia Crimson Spire, a recipient of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a multi-stemmed, evergreen, flowering shrub which is very adaptable to most growing conditions.  It makes an ideal screen or hedge but will be equally happy providing year round interest within the mixed shrub border.   It is a versatile plant, both sun loving and drought tolerant.  The shiny, dark green leaves provide a strong backdrop for the deep red, bell shaped flowers produced over the Summer months. It is an excellent pollinator attracting butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects to the garden.

Looking After Your Escallonia Crimson Spire

Generally pest and disease free this is an easy to grow Summer flowering ornamental shrub.  A low maintenance plant benefitting from a sunny area in all types of garden.  It will tolerate most soils as long as they are well drained.   Once planted apply a generous mulch of well rotted garden compost or multi purpose fertiliser around it’s base.   In mid to late Spring, remove any dead or damaged branches and prune to maintain shape and height.  Although a hardy shrub some protection may be needed from the coldest, drying Winter winds.

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