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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
description:
Small, compact evergreen shrub. Large glossy gold leaves with irregular central splashes of green. Large dark pink flowers in summer.

cultivation:
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.

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

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