Escallonia gold ellen


Escallonia ‘Gold Ellen’

Plant Fact File:

  • Pot Size: 3 litres
  • Current Height: 25 cm
  • Current Spread: 20 cm
  • Mature Height: Up to 1.5 meters
  • Mature Spread: Up to 1.5 meters
  • Season of Interest: Spring to summer (blooms), Evergreen
  • Foliage Type: Evergreen
  • Fragrant: Yes (fragrant flowers)
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
  • Hardiness: Generally hardy
  • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Soil Type: Well-draining soil


Escallonia ‘Gold Ellen’ is an evergreen shrub known for its attractive golden foliage and its ability to produce clusters of fragrant flowers. With a 3-litre pot size and a current size of 25 cm in height and 20 cm in spread, this Escallonia is a great choice for adding color and fragrance to your garden or outdoor space.

At its current size, ‘Gold Ellen’ forms a compact and rounded mound. However, when fully mature, it typically reaches a height of up to 1.5 meters with a spread of up to 1.5 meters, creating a substantial and visually appealing shrub.

The standout feature of ‘Gold Ellen’ is its spring to summer blooms, where it produces clusters of fragrant pink to red flowers that attract pollinators. Additionally, the evergreen foliage maintains its golden color throughout the year, providing year-round visual interest.

Escallonia ‘Gold Ellen’ is generally hardy and adapts to a variety of growing conditions. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH.

This evergreen shrub is an excellent choice for those looking to add vibrant color and fragrance to their garden or outdoor spaces. Its mature size and attractive foliage and flowers make it a standout feature in landscaping designs.

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