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Image of Escallonia rubra (Siete camisas colorado / Đipa / Yang- yang). Click to enlarge parts of image.

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VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1200-2300 m. 12 25, 2005

 

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Species:  Escallonia rubra (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers.
Family:  Escalloniaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Rosales
Chilean Name:  Siete camisas colorado , Đipa , Yang- yang
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German Name: 
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Record:  0032
About 30 Escallonia in Chile and 6 in our data base.
About 32 Escalloniaceae in Chile and 6 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   
1st Region:
Lat: 18░ - 21░
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21░ - 26░
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26░ - 29░
Main Cities: Copiapˇ, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29░ - 32░
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32░ - 33░
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33░- 34░
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34░ - 35░
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35░ - 36░
Main Cities: Talca, Curicˇ.
8th Region:
Lat: 36░ - 38░
Main Cities: Concepciˇn, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38░ - 39░
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucˇn.
10th Region:
Lat: 39░ - 44░
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44░ - 49░
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49░- 55░
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15░ C even  -20░ C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Red, 5 petals      Shrub     

Low germination, less than 30 %   

Native    Frequent

Height: 2 m.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Escallonia rubra (Siete camisas colorado / Đipa / Yang- yang). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Escallonia rubra

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1200-2300 m. 12 25, 2005

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height: 2 m.

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15░ C even -20░ C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

Low germination, less than 30 %

 

 

 

 

 

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More species from the same Escalloniaceae family in our data base:

Escallonia leucantha (Siete camisas / Luncillo / Đipa blanca)

Escallonia pulverulenta (Madro˝o / Corontillo / Siete camisas)

Escallonia revoluta (Lun)

Escallonia rubra (Siete camisas colorado / Đipa / Yang- yang)

Escallonia virgata (Mata negra / Meki)

Tribeles australis

 

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