Botanical name: Escallonia macrantha
Common name: Escallonia
Height & Spread: 4m x 4m
Planting spacing: 50cm apart
Where to plant: Full sun / partial shade
Flowering period: From may right through summer
Pruning: In late summer after flowering
Irish Weather Hardiness: Sensitive inland
Escallonia rubra macrantha is a vigorous evergreen shrub with fragrant leaves and relatively big pink-red flowers.
It is a great hedging plant, especially on windy coastal sites as it can take the harsh coastal winds.
This is one of the fastest growing Escallonias that we sell and we especially recommend it for hedging by the sea, where it will grow well in strong, salty winds.
The bright pink-red flowers are carried through the summer until the first frosts.