When should I plant Red Escallonia hedging?
The best time to plant Red Escallonia is during autumn, when the weather has cooled down a little.
How far apart do you plant Escallonia?
The plant will develop and establish best when spaced around 30-40cm apart. This will provide a dense coverage and healthy, strong roots.
How to plant Red Escallonia:
Begin by digging a hole that is 2-3 times wider than the plant's root ball, but the same depth. Break up the excavated soil and mix in some soil mix, compost, or organic soil conditioner. Pour a thick layer of this at the bottom of the hole, and fork through a little.
Remove the plant from its pot and thread a 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 is left of the soil, and press down lightly but firmly to secure the plant. Water abundantly, and continue to water regularly throughout the first year after planting.̴Ì?
Finally, place 2-3" mulch at the base of the plants to retain soil moisture and warmth throughout the seasons.