Escallonia laevis 'Gold Ellen'

Escallonia laevis ‘Gold Ellen’

Escallonia

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Escallonia laevis 'Gold Ellen'
  • Common name: Escallonia
  • Family: Escalloniaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Variegation

Escallonias are a group of evergreen shrubs native to North and South America. While often grown as humble hedging plants, they make beautiful plants when allowed to grow freely, providing numerous clusters of honey-scented flowers, along with glossy, deep green foliage.

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When not in flower, escallonias are useful for growing as a backdrop for other plants, for example at the back of a mixed border in full sun. Many escallonias aren’t fully hardy, so they’re ideally suited to coastal or sheltered gardens where they’re less likely to be damaged by big dips in temperature.

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Escallonia laevis ‘Gold Ellen’ is an evergreen cultivar with variegated foliage ranging from golden yellow to green. From mid- to late summer, it produces clusters of fragrant, fuchsia-coloured flowers that are visited by bees. For best results, grow Escallonia laevis ‘Gold Ellen’ in full sun in well-drained soil, away from cold, drying winds.

How to grow Escallonia 'Gold Ellen'

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Escallonia 'Gold Ellen' and wildlife

Escallonia 'Gold Ellen' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Escallonia 'Gold Ellen' poisonous?

Escallonia 'Gold Ellen' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People