Escallonia
(Escallonia rubra)

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This is a dense, flowering shrub growing to 3m in height. It has fragrant leaves and produces dark pink to red flowers over summer. Because it is not a delicate plant it makes an excellent hedge and screening plant, particularly in coastal areas. Light pruning after flowering will maintain its form and flowers.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
Zero
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist tropical, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost, Wind, Salt
Regions
Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun, Sun/shade
Flowering seasons
Summer
Gardens
Backyard