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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

Red Escallonia Hedging

From £8.99

Escallonia rubra macrantha hedging, also known as Red flowering Escallonia, is a popular shrub to have in the garden due to its vibrant colours and unique appearance. Escallonia rubra produces masses of stunning bright, dark pink or red flowers that are bell-shaped and stand proudly against glossy, dark green leaves from June to October. The evergreen foliage will ensure that your plant provides your garden with year-round points of interest. 

  • Best Features: Dark pink/red bell-shaped flowers, glossy evergreen foliage, year-round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m-3m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm a year
  • Position: Most normal soils, sunny, sheltered or exposed, inland and coastal (very good at the coast)
  • Also Consider: Other Escallonia hedging varieties for different coloured flowers. Or, browse our popular coastal hedging plants, also suitable for seaside situations.
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Red Escallonia 20/30cm 2L pot
Red Escallonia 20/30cm 2L pot

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Red Escallonia 30/50cm 5L pot
Red Escallonia 30/50cm 5L pot

Pot Grown
5L Pot








Red Escallonia rubra macrantha) Hedge Plant Description

Red Escallonia is a stunning evergreen flowering shrub. The dark pink-red flowers look magnificent in any garden and can brighten the area up, plus they add a beautiful contrast with the small, shiny leaves. Escallonia rubra’s bell-shaped flowers usually embellish the branches until the first frosts, making this hedge plant an attractive and lasting feature shrub, which will be bustling with bees.

Most Popular Uses for Red Escallonia Hedging

Red Escallonia hedging is highly recommended for coastal sites with strong, salt-laden winds. It will grow in almost any well-drained soil, as long as the site doesn’t suffer from freezing temperatures and gets a substantial amount of sun exposure. Escallonia rubra is stunning and makes an attractive feature in your garden with various qualities, providing excellent screening while acting as a windbreaker and noise muffler.

Combine Escallonia rubra macrantha Hedge Plants With

It’s recommended to grow Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants with Pink Escallonia  or White Escallonia, or both for a vibrant, summery colourful border. Red Escallonia can also be grown as a standalone feature for your garden. Alternatively, you can look at our tapestry packs for a mixture of different colours, textures and fragrances that blend wonderfully, creating a diverse hedge that moves with the seasons.

Growth Rate of Red Flowering Escallonia Hedging

The average growth rate of Red Escallonia rubra macrantha is about 30/45cm a year. Escallonia has a manageable final height of between 1-3 metres.

Care Advice for Your Red Escallonia Hedge

best4hedging advise pruning Red Escallonia rubra macrantha hedging after flowering to create shape and definition. Hard pruning should be carried out in spring to allow for new growth the optimum amount of time to enable further growth the optimum amount of time to grow back before the winter frosts settle in. To maintain a formal shape, we advise trimming Red flowering Escallonia twice a year. For more information on plant care and advice, please take a look at our Advice page.

Recommended Planting Density For Red Escallonia macrantha Hedge

For information on planting density guidelines specific to your Red Escallonia hedge, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended planting density for individual plant species and root type.

Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants are available to order as pot-grown plants all year.

For the most part, our Red Escallonia hedge plants are grown here in the UK by our horticultural specialists, who have a wealth of expert growing knowledge. Occasionally, we source Escallonia rubra macrantha hedging from carefully chosen horticultural authorities outside of Britain, making sure that the care given to the plants matches that provided by our specialist growers. At best4hedging, we always do our utmost to ensure that your Red Escallonia hedge plants arrive in the freshest condition and that they are of the most exceptional quality while maintaining our excellent prices. You can buy your Red Escallonia hedge plants online, with absolute certainty that the quality and service with which they are delivered is of the highest industry standards.

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