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Care of the plant Escallonia rubra or Red escallonia.

Care of the plant Escallonia rubra or Red escallonia

The genus Escallonia, family Escalloniaceae, comprises 150 species of shrubs and trees native to the American continent. Some species are: Escallonia rubra, Escallonia illinita, Escallonia revoluta, Escallonia pulverulenta, Escallonia pendula, Escallonia resinosa, Escallonia serrata.

Common names: Red escallonia, Redclaws. This species is native to southern Chile.

They are evergreen shrubs with sarmentous stems that reach 2 meters in height. The leaves are oval in shape, serrated edges and dark green. The scented flowers are bell-shaped and can be white, pink, or red. It blooms from late winter to mid-summer.

They are used to form groups, hedges, as isolated specimens and in large pots for patios and terraces. They are ideal for coastal gardens due to their resistance to salinity.

Escallonia rubra can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposure. They resist occasional and light frosts.

They can be grown in any type of soil that has good drainage; they are plants prone to chlorosis. The transplant is done in autumn or spring.

Fertilize during flowering with mineral fertilizer every 15 days.

They propagate by seed in spring or by cuttings in late summer.

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Escallonia rubra
Escallonia rubra
Escallonia rubra
Escallonia rubra
Escallonia rubra
 

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