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Escallonia rubra

Common Name:
Escallonia
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Family:
Saxifragaceae (The Saxifrage Family)
Geographic Origin:
South America
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
6-10 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Deep pink
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
This is the old standby among escallonias--big, rugged and beautiful. It can easily grow 10 feet high and wide but can be kept indefinitely at 6 feet by pruning. Leaves are 1-2 inches long, broad, dark and extremely shiny. Flower clusters are 2-3 inches long, carrying deep pink to red flowers. It has many uses but is best in large spaces, where one needn't hack at it constantly.