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Escallonia Pink Elle

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Bigger flowers than most other Escallonia

A compact evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves that are almost hidden by the clusters of pink flowers in early summer. It may reflower in autumn.

Where?

This plant likes any spot in full sun or partial shade. It is ideal in a mixed bed or shrub border, or it can be used to create a low informal hedge for a coastal garden.

How?

It is happy in any fertile, well drained soil, and is easy to grow with no special requirements beyond a light trim to shape after flowering.

They are perfect for growing in a decorative container and one of the best flowering shrubs to attract bees and other pollinating insects.

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, Winter
Flowering June - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 80 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

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