Escallonia ‘Crimson Spire’ evergreen instant hedge, has leathery,dark green glossy leaves with a slightly serrated edge to them. These leaves help to set off the beautiful five peteled crimson pink flowers spectacularly. Traditionally grown as a seaside hedge it can be grown in nearly all parts of Great Britain if given some protection especially in colder Northern regions. With regular trimming Escallonia ‘Crimson Spire’ evergreen instant hedge can be kept at around 80cm in height but with a lot of trimming you will get a few less flowers. If left untrimmed or trimmed after flowering it will be a good source of nectar for flying insects like bees
This hedge gets great comments from anyone who sees it on the nursery and it is very popular within the Hedgeplants.com sales team for being such a good and reliable hedge.
Escallonia ‘Crimson Spire’ has been given an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1984
|ASPECT||Coast Exposed||Coast Sheltered||Inland Exposed||Inland Sheltered||Heavy Shade|
|HEIGHT||Less then 1m||1-2.5m||2.5-5m||Over 5m|
|SOIL||Heavy Clay||Medium Loam||Light Sandy||Peat||Acid||Alkaline||Poorly Drained|
|HARDINESS||Hardy to -10°C||Hardy to below -10°C||GROWTH RATE||30-60cm per year|