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Siete Camisas

Escallonia rubra

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Description

This vigorous growing plant is an evergreen bush native to the American continent. This species comes from southern Chile and part of Argentina. Long flowering in early summer. It is drought resistant and tolerates all types of soils, except calcareous soils.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Escallonials

Family

Escalloniaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum height size 2 meters.

Rapid growth rate.

Blooming time

June – October.

Flower color

Rose

Sun exposure

To full sun, without any protection. Flat parts or slopes with northern exposure. or some shade with some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc.

Temperature

It resists temperatures down to -15°c (even -20°c). It can be covered for months (1 to 8) by snow.

Hydric regimen

Areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month.

Type of soil

Fertile soils, neutral pH.

Uses

Ornamental

Distribution

From the Coquimbo Region to the Magallanes Region.

Habitat and association

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