Escallonia Good as Gold

I first started breeding Escallonia in 1991and in 1999 I successfully marketed two Escallonia ‘Everest’ and Escallonia Red Carpet.

Ten years later, Neil Alcock of Seiont Nursery in Wales found a golden shoot on  Escallonia Red Carpet and this was launched as Escallonia Golden Carpet.

This inspired me to set up a new breeding programme out of which came Escallonia ‘Good as Gold’.

This plant is totally different from any other gold Escallonia and it will be the first of a new series of Escallonia that I aim to introduce.

  • Low evergreen with vibrant gold foliage
  • Any well drained soil
  • Hardy to  -18°C
  • Loves full sun and enjoyed the intense heat of recent summers
  • Excellent for a low hedge
  • Showers of small pink flowers from June to late autumn
Genus Escallonia
Cultivar 'As Good as Gold'
Category Evergreen shrub
Height & Spread 1.5 m x 1.5 m
Plant Breeders Rights Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the Agent
Colours Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.
  • Escallonia 'Good as Gold' Charles Carr summer 2020

  • Escallonia 'Good as Gold' December 2020 iPad Peter Moore

  • Escallonia 'Good as Gold' August Charles Carr

  • Escallonia 'Good as Gold' September 2020 iPad Peter Moore

  • Escallonia 'Good as Gold' August 2020 Charles Carr

  • Escallonia 'Good as Gold' August 2020 Charles Carr

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