The Escallonia Red (Escallonia Crimson Spire) is a beautiful, large, evergreen hedge with glossy green leaves that are a deep green, creating the perfect backdrop for the crimson red flowers they produce. These flowers make an appearance from June until the autumn.
It’s versatility, bright, glossy leaves and upward growing habits make Escallonia Crimson Spire the perfect screening hedge for those looking to add some privacy to their gardens. Red Escallonia hedges can be mixed with Pink Escallonia and White Escallonia for a beautiful, eye-catching mixed hedge for you and your guests to enjoy.
It is extremely hardy in a variety of soil types and weather conditions, making it an ideal solution for those looking for a long-lasting durable plant that will stand the test of time. Combined with the bright flowers creating year-round interest, Escallonia Red hedges are an excellent choice for most outdoor spaces.
How to Care for Escallonia Rubra Macrantha Hedging
This Escallonia Red Hedge prefers well-drained soil that is moist, growing particularly well in soil that is either sand, clay, chalk or loam. Escallonia Crimson Spire is also well suited to coastal areas and can be planted in either full sunlight or partial shade for maximum growing potential. Its ideal planting conditions are when Red Escallonia resides in well-drained soil that has full sunlight but is sheltered from drying winds that are cold.
The Escallonia Red (Escallonia rubra macrantha) can grow up to heights of four metres, and anywhere between two and a half metres to four metres wide, making an excellent privacy hedge and helps to substantially reduce noise pollution. As an evergreen hedge, you’ll have a dense hedge all-year-round.
However, Red Escallonia is a relatively slow grower, taking anywhere between ten and twenty years to reach its optimal height and width, so you have to be prepared to have patience and give the plant the love and care it needs to grow successfully.
When it comes to pruning Red Escallonia, we’d recommend doing so during the latter half of spring as it would have finished flowering. April and May are the preferable months because its re-growth can establish before the harsh autumn and winter months. We have a range of Escallonia Red plants available in pot form that will be ideal additions to your garden.
Why Choose Hopes Grove Nurseries?
At Hopes Grove Nurseries, we’re passionate about everything hedge-related, having lovingly grown hedging plants all year round in our family-run nursery based in Kent. For the past 30+ years, we’ve learned all there is to know about Red Escallonia hedges, and all other hedging types we grow.
With over half a million hedges to choose from, it’s safe to say you’re spoilt for choice! But don’t worry- if you’re unsure the type of hedging you require, simply browse our choosing the right hedge guide, or ask one of our experts and we’ll be happy to offer you guidance.
We deliver nationwide, so you can rest assured each high-quality, fresh hedge plant will make it’s way to you quickly and in the best possible condition. We only select the highest quality plants for shipping, which is why our customers return to us for their planting needs each year. View our Feefo reviews to find out more.
If you’re struggling to plant successfully, or looking for some general advice, our plant-loving specialists can help. You can view our knowledge hub for common FAQs, or simply contact us if you have a more individual query.
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