Escallonia hedging plants are native to Chile and are named after the plant collection of Antonia Escallon y Florez from Colombia (1739-1819) which was introduced to the UK in the 1840s.
Escallonia is a popular choice to have in the garden as it’s an evergreen hedge plant, as well as a stunning flowering hedging plant. Evergreen hedging is excellent for incorporating a privacy screen in your landscape area; Escallonia has both bushy evergreen foliage and can grow to 2.5m making it a suitable and attractive species to use as a privacy hedge. Escallonia too, like many of our evergreen species can be used in both formal and informal garden settings.
Here at best4hedging, we stock a variety of Escallonia hedging, all showcasing striking colours and an aesthetic appearance. Escallonia flowers from June to October, and depending on which type you choose, this plant will offer a display of either white, pink or red flowers. The red and white varieties, Escallonia rubra macrantha and Escallonia ‘Iveyi’, that best4hedging offer, have both received the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit.
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If you love bees, then we recommend planting Escallonia. The scented flowers attract honeybees, bumblebees and mature butterflies, as they’re an excellent source of nectar and pollen. Interestingly, the white-flowered variety (Escallonia ‘Iveyi’) is more popular with butterflies than pink or red types.
Escallonia is also an excellent choice of shrub for hedging in coastal situations, as it is tolerant of the salt-laden, sea-air. As Escallonia is an evergreen plant, it makes a fantastic windbreak and year-round display of luxurious green foliage set against a choice of beautiful coloured flowers.
The pink-flowered variety (Escallonia ‘Donard Seedling’) is a hybrid of Escallonia langleyensis and Escallonia x Virgata. The white Escallonia (Escallonia ‘Iveyi’) is a hybrid of Escallonia Bifida and Escallonia exoniensis from Cornwall.
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