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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

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Red Escallonia hedging

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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants, also known as Red flowering Escallonia, are a popular hedging choice. Masses of bright, dark pink or red, bell shaped flowers stand proudly against polished, dark-green leaves from June to October, with the evergreen foliage ensuring year-round 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 hedge - Red flowering (Escallonia rubra macrantha) description

Red Escallonia makes a wonderful evergreen flowering shrub, as the dark pink-red flowers contrast wonderfully with the small, shiny leaves. These bell shaped flowers usually adorn the branches until the first frosts, making Escallonia rubra macrantha an attractive and lasting feature shrub which will be buzzing with bees!

Most popular uses for Red Escallonia hedging

Highly recommended for coastal sites with strong, salt laden winds, Red Escallonia hedges will grow in almost any well-drained soil, as long as the site does not suffer from very cold temperatures and gets plenty of sun exposure. Red flowering Escallonia makes a lovely garden hedge with numerous useful qualities, providing good screening, and acting as a windbreaker and noise muffler.

Combine Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants with

Consider growing Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants with Pink Escallonia and/or White Escallonia for a colourful border. Alternatively, grow a Red Escallonia hedge as a standalone feature, or take a look at our Best4hedging tapestry packs for a mixture of different colours, textures and fragrances that blend together wonderfully, creating a diverse hedge that moves with the seasons.

Growth rate of red flowering Escallonia hedging

Growing an average of about 30/45cm a year, Escallonia hedging has a manageable final height of between 1-3 metres.

Care advice for your Red Escallonia hedge

For the best results, we advise pruning your Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants after flowering to create shape and definition. These hedge plants respond very well to a hard pruning, which should be carried out in the spring, allowing new growth the optimum amount of time to grow back before winter frosts set in. When grown as a shrub, Escallonia rubra macrantha may need two trimmings a year to maintain a formal shape. Please view our Hedging Care Advice page for further instructions on how to prune and care for your Red Escallonia Hedge.

Recommended planting density for a Red Escallonia hedge

For information on planting density guidelines specific to your Red Escallonia hedge, please see the product table below. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended planting density for each 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 own 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 finest quality, whilst 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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Escallonia Hedge - Red Flowering reviews

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Feedback for Escallonia Hedge - Red Flowering has been compiled from 15 customer reviews

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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Escallonia 'Iveyi'
  • Escallonia 'Donard Seedling' hedge plants
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Excellent
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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Escallonia 'Donard Seedling' hedge plants
  • Escallonia 'Iveyi'
  • Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants
  • Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' hedge plants
  • Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or'
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Excellent quality and value for money.
Robust packaging and delivered as stated.
Thank you, will recommend you.
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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Escallonia 'Donard Seedling' hedge plants
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Good
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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Escallonia 'Donard Seedling' hedge plants
  • Escallonia 'Iveyi'
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Quickly delivered and in good condition
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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

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  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Bone Meal Root Builder
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God quality plants friendly advice on planting procedure
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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

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Great quality and will purchase again in future
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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

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  • Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' hedge plants
  • Spindle hedge plants
  • Hypericum 'Hidcote'
  • Berberis x stenophylla hedge plants
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Very happy with this plant, has settled in nicely.
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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

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  • Star Jasmine
  • Osmanthus × burkwoodii hedging
  • Choisya ternata hedge plants
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Very healthy plant, thank you.
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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Berberis x stenophylla hedge plants
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Good quality plants supplied
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Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants

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  • Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' hedge plants
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Strong plants in pots have come through the exposure to the bitter East wind and freezing temperatures of the last week OK.
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