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botanical name:
Escallonia laevis 'Gold Ellen'
Escallonia laevis 'Gold Ellen' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Escalloniaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 2.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: pink
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Small, compact evergreen shrub. Large glossy gold leaves with irregular central splashes of green. Large dark pink flowers in summer.

Fertile, well drained soil in full sun or part shade, preferably in a mild or sheltered position. Good in coastal locations, but may scorch in very hot sun.

Striking, very bright, foliage plant for all year colour, with added effect from the contrasting flowers.

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