Escallonia Red Elf


Escallonia Red Elf. A compact evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves. Produces highly attractive tubular dark crimson coloured flowers. Makes an excellent border choice. Max Height 2.5m. Max Spread 4m. Flowers May to July.



Plant in fertile well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun, Frost hardy.


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.