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Escallonia 'Hedge With An Edge' is a versatile, hardy and easy to grow evergreen shrub. It has deep pink flowers in summer on attractive glossy green dense growing foliage. It makes a great low flowering hedge or topiary plant, as it responds well to pruning, producing a lush, tidy mat of foliage. It can also be grown as an informal hedge if left unpruned. It performs well in containers. Once established, it has a low water requirement. It is frost hardy and salt tolerant, and is troubled by few pests and diseases.
Escallonia likes a sunny position, and suits most soil types as long as the soil is free draining. Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring. Pruning is best done after the summer flowering.
Escallonia is native to South America.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: summer
Escallonia flowers have a honey fragrance
Maximum height: 0.8 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, butterflies.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.8-7.5
Root rot in boggy conditions
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser applied in spring.