|Native||South America |
|Height||1m - 1.5m |
|Width||1m - 1.5m |
|Sun exposure||Full sun |
|Soil type||Well-drained |
|Flower colour||Red / Pink |
|Bloom time||Spring - Summer |
Escallonia Rubra "Red Knight" is a very tough, dense evergreen plant that is very reliable in the garden.It has striking red/pink bell shaped flowers over Spring and Summer. Small dark green glossy foliage makes it a standout plant.
Makes a lovely fast growing hedge or screen and once established will tolerate a hot dry spot in demanding soil with a minimum of fuss. Is an excellent addition to a cottage or low maintenance garden.
Escallonia “Red Knight” can either be left to fill a space in the border or be trimmed to form a loose hedge.
After a few years, if it becomes leggy, just cut it back hard and mulch with well-rotted compost to feed and help it bounce back again.
This versatile plant has many uses in a garden, hedges, boarders, screening, topiary, around pools and larger pots.
Planting: Cultivate soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remove plant from container and place into the hole so that soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly and water in even if the soil is moist.
Care: Always ensure regular watering is provided for your new plants. The plants may need watering for around 12 weeks or until they are established depending on time of year and weather conditions once planted.
Good mulching will assist to reduce weeds and maintain moisture levels. Maintain fresh growth, shape and promote dense habit by pruning after main flowering time. Feed in early Spring with a good allround fertiliser.
Using tubestock is a great advantage for planting in your garden as they will establish quickly with the appropriate care.
Plants are supplied as tubestock in 42mm wide pots. Your plant will be established in its pot and ready to plant out.