Escallonia laevis Pink Elle ('Lades') (PBR)

2 litre pot £13.99
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Buy Escallonia laevis Pink Elle ('Lades') (PBR) escallonia: Compact, but with large flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July and then usually in September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)

    Larger than average heads of pink flowers form in abundance at the ends of the branches of this compact evergreen shrub in early summer. Usually in early autumn there is a second, less prolific flush that will add another shot of colour to the shrub border. The foliage is a rich glossy green, and this looks great all through the year, even when not providing a backdrop for the flowers. This recently introduced form is already winning awards and will make a fine specimen for pots. Its naturally branching habit also makes it ideal for hedging.

  • 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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Stunning flower display

5

I bought six of these last year for a narrow front garden border. Nothing much in the way of flowers last year but not planted until the end of May. They are now in full bloom and look amazing. No fragrance but masses of flowers.

London Flower Pot

London

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Little lady but settled into new home well

5

Trying to stick to right plant right place mantra so ordered this for a gap in the border. The plant has only been in situ a few months and as yet not flowered so cannot comment on scent etc. However the plant has almost doubled in size. Not sure if this is natural or down to the fact that it sits directly under a fence downlight which is lit up most evenings.

pandypoo

Hampshire

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Will see how it flowers this year but looks good

4

In a large pot on terrace of holiday cottage and it looks go

PL

London

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Lovely healthy plants

5

We have two of these plants in our front garden. The first summer after planting they stayed fairly small, but are now doing really well and barely need any care. The flowers are pretty and the foliage is a nice shiny green. The flower bed received full sunlight but dries out really quickly in summer and the soil can be quite hard, but this seems to have thrived regardless.

Jenny

London

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Pretty

4

Not in flower for very long but lovely when it is. Good foliage and easy to grow.

Isabel

Wiltshire

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Is this good to grow in a pot?

Richtea78

Hello there Yes you could grow this in a pot as long as it is a good sized pot, and it is kept well watered and fed. This plant is frost hardy so may need protection through the winter. Hope this helps

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