Escallonia is a popular evergreen, flowering hedging plant and Best4hedging stock a range of different varieties. Flowering from June to October, Escallonia hedges offer a beautiful display of either white, pink or red flowers.
As a native to Chile, Escallonia was named after the plant collector Antonio Escallon y Florez from South America (1739-1819) and was introduced to the UK in the 1840s. The red and white varieties (Escallonia Macrantha Rubra and Escallonia Iveyi) that Best4hedging offer have both received the prestigious RHS Award for Garden Merit.
Escallonia is a good plant for bee gardens. The scented flowers attract honey bees, bumblebees and adult butterflies as they are a good source of nectar and pollen. Interestingly, the white flowered variety, Escallonia Iveyi seems more popular with butterflies than the pink or red varieties.
Escallonia is also a good choice for hedging in coastal situations, as it is tolerant of the salt laden, sea-air. As it is evergreen, it makes a good windbreak and year round display of lush green foliage set against a choice of pretty coloured flowers.
The pink flowered Escallonia (Escalloni Donard Seedling) is a hybrid of Escallonia langleyensis and Escallonia x Virgata and the white Escallonia is a hybrid of Escallonia Bifida and Escallonia Exoniensis from Cornwall.
View the full Best4hedging range of evergreen hedging. Evergreen hedging is great for privacy screening and many of our species can be used in both formal or informal garden settings.
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