Escallonia Iveyi, a drought tolerant hedging plant.
Widely used as hedging plants Escallonia Iveyi is a hybrid, E. bifida x E. exoniensis. One of the better known varieties of this large genus of plants with a number of species and cultivars being offered by wholesale growers.
Used in gardens and landscaping for many years, this is a versatile plant that has never gone out of fashion. Flowers are fragrant and contrast well against the glossy green foliage.
The popular Escallonia Iveyi is used mainly for hedging, reaching around 3m in height with a similar spread. Deep green foliage undulating on the margins and attractive white flowers in summer. Foliage is rounded and attractive through the year.
The cultivars offered by growers vary in flower color and height. All are easy care and all work well as hedging plants or low border plants.
Escallonia Iveyi spacing for a dense hedge is best at between 70 cm and 1m. Easy to prune and excellent in confined spaces.
- Height – To 3m.
- Spread – To 3m.
- Soil – Well drained humus rich, however tolerant of both sandy and clay soils.
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Growth Rate – Fast.
- Drought Tolerant – Yes once established.
- Coastal conditions – Yes
- Pruning time – After flowering.
Other Escallonia Varieties
- Pink Pixie – Dark green foliage crimson pink flowers reaches around 80cm in height.
- Apple Blossom – Pale pink to white flowers, deep green foliage reaches around 2m in height.
- Red Elf – Brilliant red flowers and good green foliage, reaches around 2m in height.
As landscaping plants Escallonia are popular due to the low water requirements, ability to grow well in coastal conditions, ease of pruning and general hardy nature. Sold by growers as potted specimens and also in trays of rooted cuttings for mass planting and hedging.
Escallonia Iveyi is available for sale from the following wholesale Growers
1870 South Gippsland Hwy Cranbourne Vic 3977 - email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Growers of a wide range of native & exotic trees, shrubs, ground covers and climbers in 14cm pots Promotional & PBR Lines and garden hardy favourites. Supplying all states. www.faceysnursery.com.au
WINTER HILL TREE FARM Ph: 02 4878 9193 Fax: 02 4878 9109
NSW Southern Highlands
Retail & Wholesale. Advanced trees & hedging. Grown in pots for year-round planting. 45 litre - 1000 litre available. Great range. Great Quality. Delivery available.
Sproules Lane Bowral NSW 2576
Wholesale production nursery specialising in Cool Climate perennials and shrubs. Supplying Retail Nurseries and the Landscape Trade. Services include contract growing and plant sourcing.
17 McCarthy Rd Monbulk, Vic, 3793, Australia
Specialising in propagation and production of over 900 species / varieties of ornamental plants, perennials & rare plants. Supplying nurseries, landscapers & others. Minimum quantities apply! Contact us to discuss plants or growing requirements.