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Escallonia 'Red Elf' (Escallonia 'Red Elf')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Escallonia 'Red Elf'

Other names

Escallonia 'Red Elf'

Genus

Escallonia Escallonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Elf' _ 'Red Elf' is a small, compact, evergreen shrub. It has small, glossy, ovate, dark-green leaves and in summer, bears clusters of small red, tubular flowers.


Escallonia 'Red Elf' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact

Flower

Crimson in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Escallonia 'Red Elf' (Escallonia 'Red Elf') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Escallonia 'Red Elf'

Other names

Escallonia 'Red Elf'

Genus

Escallonia Escallonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Elf' _ 'Red Elf' is a small, compact, evergreen shrub. It has small, glossy, ovate, dark-green leaves and in summer, bears clusters of small red, tubular flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact


Colour

Flower

Crimson in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Escallonia 'Red Elf' (Escallonia 'Red Elf') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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