Escallonia Golden Carpet is a new variety that was first shown at the HTA National Plant Show 2013 by UK based Seiont Nurseries. It is a sport of Escallonia Red Carpet the variety which was bred by plantsman Peter Moore.
E. Golden Carpet is a compact low spreading Escallonia with pure golden foliage in summer and lime coloured foliage in winter. It has lots of red flowers in mid-late summer and E. Golden Carpet makes according to Neil Alcock, Seiont’s propagator, “a perfect container or garden plant. It is easy for producers to grow on and brightens up any sales area”.
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From New Plants and flowers
This new introduction was a sport of Escallonia Red Carpet found by Neil Alcock of Seiont Nurseries in his parents’ garden.
|Cultivar||Golden Carpet 'ALCAURA'|
|Height & Spread||20 - 50 cm x 50 cm|
|Plant Breeders Rights||EU44517 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.|