Escallonia rubra
Red Escallonia

Uses: Hardy wind break or hedging plant in coastal areas.
Tolerant of severe pruning.
Fast growing prefers well-drained soils.
Bee and butterfly attracting.
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act. Written approval is required prior to planting in streets or roads. It should not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

  • Height 3-3.5m
  • Spread 2-3m
  • Position
    • position-partshade Part Shade
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Escalloniaceae
  • Botanical Name Escallonia rubra
  • Common Name Red Escallonia
  • Origin Chile
  • Habit Dense, spreading
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Plains
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost, Soil salinity
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Red
  • Flowering Time Summer
  • Flower Type Tubular
  • Purpose Habitat, Ornamental, Wind protection, Screen
  • Form Large Shrub (Usually exceeds 3.6m)