Escallonia 'Donard Radiance'
escallonia 'Donard Radiance'
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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Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or East–facing or North–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
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
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How to grow
Grows best in well-drained soil in a position in full sun with shelter from cold drying winds; ideal for wall training
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Hedging and screens
May be susceptible to brown scale
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