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