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Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire' (Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
3m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire'

Other names: Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire'

Genus: Escallonia Escallonia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Crimson Spire' _ 'Crimson Spire' is a vigorous, mid-sized, evergreen shrub with relatively large, glossy, dark-green leaves. It bears bright, deep crimson flowers in summer and early autumn.


Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire' is: Evergreen

Flower: Crimson in Summer; Crimson in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Erect, Spreading

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

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Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire' (Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant in well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire'

Other names: Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire'

Genus: Escallonia Escallonia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Crimson Spire' _ 'Crimson Spire' is a vigorous, mid-sized, evergreen shrub with relatively large, glossy, dark-green leaves. It bears bright, deep crimson flowers in summer and early autumn.


Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire' is: Evergreen

Flower: Crimson in Summer; Crimson in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Erect, Spreading

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire' (Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant in well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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