When should I plant White Escallonia hedging?
The best time to plant your Escallonia is throughout autumn, when the weather is a little cooler.
How far apart should you plant Escallonia?
Your Escallonia's root system will establish and develop best when the plants are spaced round 30-40cm apart. This will provide a dense coverage and healthy, strong roots.
How to plant White 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 hole.̴Ì?
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, adding a stake if required.
Backfill with what is left of the soil, and press down lightly but firm to secure the plant. Water abundantly, and continue to regularly do so throughout the first year after planting.
Finally, spread a 2-3" layer of mulch at the base of the plant to help retain the warmth/moisture in the soil.