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Escallonia rubra Crimson Spire

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Escallonia rubra Crimson Spire Redclaws,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
Glossy green dense foliaged upright shrub. Multi-branched with small deep-red flowers during Spring and Summer. Great used as a medium hedge, or left in it's natural form. Useful in coastal gardens. Tolerates salty winds. Grows to approx. 2-4m tall x 3m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Tropical Garden, Wind Break

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Saxifragaceae SouthAmerica

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High
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