Escallonia rubra var Macrantha

 

Escallonia rubra var Macrantha. A fast growing evergreen shrub with glossy green foliage. Flowers Summer and early Autumn producing red tubular shaped blooms. Ideal for border and hedging plantings. Reaches a Height of around 6 Ft. Can be hard cut back or trimmed to maintain shape.

 

 

Plant in moist well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy. Tolerant of costal areas.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.