2-3 Litre Pot
- RHS: Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Fertile, well drained
- Growth rate: fast
- Flowering period: June – September
- Hardiness: H4
- Eventual height: 3m
- Eventual spread: 3m
Escallonia Iveyii, a recipient of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit is a vigorous, multi-stemmed, mid to large shrub. It is often used to form an evergreen hedge/screen or to provide year round interest within the mixed shrub border. It is both sun loving and drought tolerant and is also quite happy growing in our coastal areas. The large glossy green leaves provide a good strong backdrop to the large panicles of bell shaped, fragrant, white flowers produced over an extended period during the summer months. An excellent pollinator attracting a variety of butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects to the garden.
Looking After Your Escallonia Iveyii
Generally pest and disease free, an easy to grow Summer flowering ornamental, evergreen shrub in many if not all locations. A low maintenance plant which can benefit from a sunny area in all types of garden from the more informal cottage planting scheme to town, courtyard or coastal gardens. Escallonia will tolerate most soil types as long as they are well drained, once planted apply a generous mulch of well rotted garden compost or Muti purpose fertiliser around it’s base early Spring. Mid-late Spring remove any damaged or unwanted branches to maintain shape and height, during the Summer dead head regularly to prolong the flowering season. Although a hardy shrub some protection may be needed from the coldest, drying Winter winds.