Escallonia × langleyensis 'Pride of Donard'
Pride of Donard Escallonia
es-ka-LON-ee-a X lang-lee-EN-sis
Escallonia 'Pride of Donard'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 5-6 ft (1.5-1.8 m), arching. Leaves alternate, simple, 1-4 cm long, narrow oval to obovate, toothed, dark green above, paler below. Brownish spots (glands) on stems and leaves. Flowers are bright rose-red in short clusters. Blooms in late spring and through mid-summer.
- Sun, tolerant of sea breezes and a range of soils
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Escallonia are native to South America, principally Chile. E. × langleyensis is a garden hybrid of E. rubra × E. virgata. A number of cultivars were raised by the Slieve Donard nursery in Ireland, including 'Pride of Donard', 'Donard Beauty', 'Donard Star' and others.