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Escallonia rubra (Red escallonia)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Escalloniaceae
Genus: Escallonia
Species: E. rubra
Binomial name: Escallonia rubra
Common name: Red escallonia

Escallonia rubra is an exotic, evergreen, densely branched shrub which grows to 4m in height. It has glossy dark green leaves with a serrated edges. It has dark pink to red flowers over summer.
It is a hardy shrub and is cultivars that are similar have been planted throughout New Zealand in exposed or coastal situations as hedges.

The photographed shrub below was photographed on the Denniston Plateau Westland.

The photos below were photograophed on New Plymouths Ocean View Parade.

The underside of a leaf.