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Escallonia 'Red Elf'

Red Escallonia, Redclaws

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The average plant height is 20 cm
$23.13

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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Shrubs
Height:2.00 m
Spread:1.50 m
Flowering time:Spring, Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy
Garden uses:Containers, Hedging, Living areas, Pool areas
Garden styles:Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Cottage, Formal, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Escallonia 'Red Elf' Details

Escallonia ‘Red Elf’ is renowned for its masses of quaint flowers. Lush and glossy, green leaves give way to showy clusters of red flowers through spring and summer. It typically grows to 2 m tall and 1.5 m wide and can be trimmed as necessary. Best performance with this evergreen shrub is achieved when it is grown in full sun on a well-drained site though it is hardy to moderate frost, some wind, and coastal conditions. Escallonia ‘Red Elf’ is commonly included in a mixed planting in NZ gardens, used as a backdrop for smaller plants, included in cottage gardens, planted around outdoor living areas, or trimmed into a hedge with plants spaced 50 cm apart.

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