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Escallonia 'Donard Radiance'
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escallonia 'Donard Radiance'

'Donard Radiance' is a small but vigorous evergreen shrub of compact growth, with relatively large, glossy, rounded leaves. Flowers rose-red, chalice-shaped, in racemes in early and mid-summer

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Escalloniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Escallonia are evergreen shrubs with glossy, leathery, toothed leaves, sometimes sticky, and 5-petalled white, pink or red flowers in terminal racemes or panicles in summer and early autumn

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in well-drained soil in a position in full sun with shelter from cold drying winds; ideal for wall training

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer, semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer and hardwood cuttings from late summer to autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Pruning group 9

Pests

Can get brown scale

Diseases

May be affected by Escallonia leaf spot

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