When should I plant Pink Escallonia hedging?
The best time to plant your Pink Escallonia is during the autumnal months, when the weather is a little cooler.
How far apart do you plant Escallonia plants?
Your Escallonia's root systems will establish and develop best when the plants are spaced about 30-40cm apart. This will give you a dense coverage and healthy, strong roots.
How to plant Escallonia:
Begin by digging a hole that is 4-5 times wider than the plant's root ball. Break up the excavated soil and then mix in some soil mix, compost, or organic soil conditioner. Pour a thick later of this at the bottom of the soil.
Remove the plant from its pot and thread the cultivator along the clumped roots to disentangle them. Then, position the plant in the centre of the hole and spread out its roots. Add a stake if required.
Backfill with what's left of the soil and press down lightly, but firmly, to secure the plant. Water abundantly - you will need to water regularly throughout the first year after planting, too.̴Ì?
Finally, mulch the base of the plants to retain soil moisture and warmth throughout the seasons.