Escallonia Crimson Spire. 3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Well drained
- Growth rate: Fast
- Flowering period: June – September
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual height: 2.5m
- Eventual spread: 2.5m
Escallonia Crimson Spire, a recipient of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a very strong growing multi-stemmed, evergreen, flowering shrub which is very adaptable to most growing conditions, making an ideal screen or hedge, and equally happy providing year round interest within the mixed shrub border, both sun loving and drought tolerant, also making an excellent coastal plant, the shiny, scented, dark green leaves provide a strong backdrop for the deep red, bell shaped flowers produced over an extended period throughout the Summer months. An excellent pollinator attracting butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects to the garden.
Looking After Your Escallonia Crimson Spire
Generally pest and disease free an easy to grow Summer flowering ornamental shrub in many if not all locations. Allow maintenance plant which will benefit from a sunny area in all types of garden from the informal cottage planting schemes to the more formal town/city, courtyard or coastal garden. Escallonia will tolerate most soil conditions, but must be kept well drained, once planted apply a generous mulch of well rotted garden compost or general purpose fertiliser around the base. Dead head regularly to prolong flowering. During mid-late Spring remove any damaged or unwanted branches to maintain shape and height and although a hardy shrub some protection from the coldest, drying Winter winds may be needed.