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Widely cultivated and commonly used as a hedging plant, especially in coastal areas, escallonia grows about 30 cm (12 in) per year, reaching 1.5–3 m (5–10 ft) in height, with arching branches of small, oval, glossy green leaves. Flowering from June to October, it has masses of small pink or crimson flowers, with a honey fragrance. It is best grown in full sun with some shelter. Some varieties are not fully hardy in all areas. Numerous cultivars and hybrids have been developed, of which the following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit:-
- The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants, Ed. Christopher Brickell, Dorling Kindersly, London, 1996. ISBN0751304360. p.419
- RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'". Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Escallonia 'Donard Radiance'". Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Escallonia 'Iveyi'". Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Escallonia 'Peach Blossom'". Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Escallonia 'Pride of Donard'". Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire'". Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- Flora Brasiliensis: Escallonia
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