Gardening secrets: How to grow escallonia in your pot and garden
Escallonia is a hedge plant that provides beautiful color to your garden with white, pink or red flowers emerging from June to October and evergreen foliage throughout the year. A native to Chile, Escallonia hedge plants can handle full sun and various planting conditions meaning they’re perfect for some difficult planting areas and their ability to tolerate a wide range of planting sites mean they can even adorn your patio if grown in pots.
These eye-catching plants display fantastic, bright flowers and the evergreen foliage provides year-round interest, keeping your garden colorful even once the flowers have faded. Although classified as evergreen some Escallonia hedges may lose some foliage in the very harshest of winter but otherwise the aesthetic dark foliage provides the perfect background for the bright flowers in the Summer, as well as offering a great wind break. A wonderful multi-purpose hedge plant Escallonia can also be grown as a specimen plant or a a climber; whether they are pot grown or left to grow as a bush and adapt well to rockery planting.
Where to plant Escallonia