Escallonia ´ langleyensis 'Pride of Donard' (syn. Escallonia 'Pride of Donard' ) Grossulariaceae, Escalloniaceae
Pride of Donard Escallonia es-ka-LON-ee-a X lang-lee-EN-sis
- 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 solitary or in small clusters, large,scarlet. Blooms in late spring and throughout the 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.
- Escallonia: after Senor Escallon, a Spanish traveler in South America; langleyensis: of Langley, were hybrid was raised in 1893.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: Hort Garden, west side.