Area of origin: Chile, Island of Chiloé. Introduced in 19th century.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 4m (13'),width up to 3m (9.8').
Soil Type: Avoid soil that has too much lime, mix in compost to avoid soil being too compact.
Hardy: Tolerant to -12°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
Beautiful pink or red flowers, depending upon the cultivar, from July to September. Bushy and vigorous, this beautiful shrub has shiny green leaves. Plant alone or within a flowering or windbreak hedge, tolerates coastal conditions.
List of Escallonia:
• Escallonia 'Iveyii', fragrant white blossom in summer, shiny leaves, dark green, hardy to -10°C.
• Escallonia organiensis 'Aureovariegata', deep pink blossom in summer, green variegated leaves, with vivid yellow, hardy to -5°C.