This Escallonia variety is a fantastic looking and vigorously growing evergreen shrub, with glossy dark green foliage and red blooms. Rubra Macrantha is a bushy shrub that is highly decorative and used in a sheltered border inland or can be used in coastal areas as hedging. Its handsome aromatic foliage is heart winning and the rosy-red flowers that bloom in summer, are simply majestic.
Escallonia Macrantha is native to South America, it is sure to add tropical or Mediterranean touch to your garden. It blooms deep red tubular flowers in abundance, that cloak the shrub from June through September. It has glossy leaves that are ovate and dark green, that create such a lush garden effect against its peeling brown bark. The foliage creates a beautiful contrast for the flowers and provides a year-round interest.
Macrantha is undoubtedly a hardy shrub. It can adapt to various soils but will thrive most in a fertile and moist soil that is well-drained. Plant it in full sun or light shade, it will perform without an excuse. Water it moderately, it can withstand a longer period of droughts when compared to other similar shrubs.
It is an easy to grow border shrub that may require some pruning to keep the vigorous growth in control. Trim lightly right after flowering before winter or in spring. When growing Macrantha inland, make sure you provide shelter to it from cold winds.
Escallonia Macrantha is a fast-growing shrub, excellent for use as a thick hedge or as a single garden specimen. It makes an ideal informal hedging plant.
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