Escallonia Gold Ellen or Escallonia Laevis Gold Ellen Escallonia are evergreen shrubs native to South America and prized for their attractive foliage and tolerance of coastal conditions such as salt and drying winds. The variety Escallonia Gold Ellen, as the name suggests, is a compact evergreen shrub best known for its shiny yellow foliage. The leaves are a vibrant golden yellow throughout the year and have an irregular dark green blotch at the centre. In addition to its variegated and decorative foliage, Escallonia Laevis Gold Ellen also boasts a profusion of flowers in late summer: the small, dark pink blossoms appear in clusters and look particularly striking against the golden foliage backdrop.
Escallonia Gold Ellen received the Perfect for Pollinators badge from the Royal Horticultural Society, a sign that this evergreen shrub is a quality source of nectar and pollen to a variety of pollinators, making it a good choice for wildlife gardens.
Height and Spread of Escallonia Gold Ellen A mid-sized shrub, Escallonia Laevis Gold Ellen will reach its ultimate height of 1.5 metres to 2.5 metres in a period of 5 to 10 years.
How Hardy is Escallonia Gold Ellen Escallonia Laevis Gold Ellen is hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the United Kingdom where winter temperatures do not drop below -5 degrees Celsius.
How To Use Escallonia Gold Ellen Escallonia Laevis Gold Ellen is very well suited to coastal gardens. It will tolerate salt and winds with ease and the milder climate of coastal parts of the UK will be best suited to its preferences. Use this evergreen yellow-leaved variety for coastal hedging or windbreaks, or simply grow on its own to enjoy its year-round interest and attract pollinators to your garden.
How To Care For Escallonia Gold Ellen Escallonia Laevis Gold Ellen is easy to grow and to care for. Grow in full sun and well-drained soil, preferably in a sheltered location. This low-maintenance shrub will need little to no pruning.