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Escallonia Iveyi

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Evergreen shrub with dark green glossy leaves and contrasting pure white flowers

The pure white cluster of bell-shaped flowers clearly distinguish Iveyi from other Escallonia. It is said to be an accidental cross between Escallonia Bifida and Escallonia x Exoniensis. The shrub has dark green rounded leaves, and produces masses of sweet-smelling flowers throughout summer.

Where?

This hardy shrub is ideal for hedging, growing a the back of boarders or as a screen.

How?

It grows well in areas with full sun or partial shade, in well-drained but moist soil, and can tolerate frost once established.

Escallonia Iveyi is a fast-growing shrub that can grow up to 10 feet in height.

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 Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flowering July - September
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 65 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

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