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Escallonia Donard Radiance


Vigorous evergreen shrub with wine-red flowers

Known for beautiful pink, rose-coloured chalice-shaped flowers with a honey fragrance, Escallonia Donard Radiance is a tough evergreen shrub with glossy, toothed leaves, and is native to South America.


Suitable for hedges or as a specimen in more informal gardens.


Escallonia grows well in fertile, well-drained soil, with full sunlight or partly shaded conditions.

Escallonia Donard Radiance is one of the six cultivars and hybrids that have received the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 65 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Garden edging, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From March to September