- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)
Clusters of fragrant, pure white flowers from June to September among small, lustrous, dark green leaves, often bronze-tinted in cold weather. This upright, evergreen shrub prefers a sheltered, sunny site with fertile, well-drained soil. To fully appreciate the wonderfully scented flowers, it's best grown in a border close to an entrance or path.
- Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In mid or late spring lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant. After pruning apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.
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Q:Escallonia iveyi as a hedge
Hi, I would like to plant a hedge in front of my London home - it needs to be about 1.2m tall. I want to plant it in a 2m deep trough which goes straight into the ground - the trough is 20cm wide. The house (ie the width of the hedge) is 2m wide. Would Escallonia iveyi be suitable and what size plants should I order? Thanks TamsinAsked on 9/30/2009 by Tamsin Saunders
A:Hello Tamsin, They should be fed according to the instructions on the box with a general purpose fertiliser such as MiracleGro or Growmore. As for pot size, we only sell 1 size which is a 3lt pot, and the plant will be around 30cm tall. Best regards, Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 9/30/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
A:Hello Tamsin, I'm afraid that a 20cm wide trough, does sound extremely narrow, and therefore is not really ideal for a substantial hedge. If however you make sure the plants are kept really well fed and watered, then you may get a small hedge, and Escallonia is certainly
lovely. I'm sorry not to be more help. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 9/30/2009 by Tamsin Saunders
A:Thanks - what would you recommend I feed them with? What size pots/ height plants should I get to fit this width?Answered on 10/1/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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