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botanical name:
Escallonia rubra var. macrantha
Escallonia rubra var. macrantha © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Escallonia macrantha
family:  Escalloniaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: August
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Vigorous grower and good for coastal planting, where it can make a large dense bush. Glossy green, aromatic leaves and tubular, bright rose-red flowers. Peeling brown bark.

cultivation:
Fertile, well drained soil in full sun, preferably in a mild or sheltered position. Thrives in coastal locations.

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