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Escallonia rubra - (Ruiz.&Pav.)Pers.
                 
Common Name Escallonia, Redclaws, Red Escallonia
Family Escalloniaceae
USDA hardiness 8-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range S. America. - Argentina, Chile.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Purple, Red. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Early fall, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer, Mid spring. Form: Rounded.

Escallonia rubra Escallonia, Redclaws, Red Escallonia


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Escallonia rubra Escallonia, Redclaws, Red Escallonia
   
Physical Characteristics
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Escallonia rubra is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3.5 m (11ft 6in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jun to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms
E. macrantha.

Habitats
 Hedge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Hedge;  Hedge.

Very tolerant of extreme maritime exposure, making a very good windbreak hedge[75]. Tolerant of regular and severe pruning, it can regenerate from the base if cut back by frost[200].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Erosion control, Espalier, Foundation, Massing, Specimen. Prefers an open sunny position and a soil that is not too rich, an ordinary sandy loam will suffice[11]. Succeeds in dry soils. Tolerates lime[200]. Very tolerant of maritime exposure[184]. A polymorphic species, there are many named varieties. Only hardy in the milder areas of Britain, tolerating temperatures down to about -10°c[184]. Plants resent root disturbance and should be placed in their final positions as soon as possible[200]. Special Features:Not North American native, Attractive flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Seed - we have no details on this plant but suggest sowing the seed in early spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Either put the cuttings in individual pots or pot them up as soon as they start to root. Easy[K]. Cuttings of mature wood in winter. Very easy, just plant the cuttings direct into their final positions, about 95% usually take[29, K]. Keep them moist in a dry spring.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Escallonia laevisEscallonia00
Escallonia pulverulentaEscallonia00
Escallonia roseaEscallonia00
Escallonia rubra macranthaEscallonia00
Escallonia speciesEscallonia00
Escallonia x exoniensisEscallonia, Pink Princess Escallonia00
Itea japonica 10
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Elizabeth H.
D Fowler Thu May 22 2008
I thank you for the information on this page , i found it very helpful and will certainly use this website again
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