Escallonia Pulverulenta

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Escallonia Pulverulenta

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Description

Escallonia pulverulenta, commonly known as the Chilean escallonia, is a splendid evergreen shrub. This particular species belongs to the family Escalloniaceae. With a moderate growth rate, Escallonia pulverulenta typically reaches a height of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) and spreads to about 6 feet (1.8 meters). Its compact and bushy form makes it an excellent choice for hedges, borders, or as a standalone specimen. The shrub boasts small, glossy, dark green leaves with a subtle serrated edge. The foliage releases a sweet fragrance when brushed against, adding a sensory delight to the garden. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of small, tubular, pink flowers appear. These clusters of blossoms attract pollinators and contribute to the overall charm of the plant. Native to Chile, it thrives in well-drained soil and appreciates full sun to partial shade. Its adaptability to various soil types and coastal conditions makes it a versatile choice for different garden settings. The nectar-rich flowers of this escallonia variety attract bees and butterflies, contributing to the biodiversity of the garden. Escallonia pulverulenta is generally hardy and can withstand a range of environmental conditions, making it suitable for various climates.

Sowing Advice

Seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. Sow into well-drained, sandy compost at any time of year, cover to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; seed tray is best left in a cool protected spot and kept moist. Seeds usually germinate in spring, regardless of when sown.

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Key Facts

Family:Escalloniaceae

Common name:Chilean escallonia

Classification:Hardy shrub

Height:1.8-3.0m

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