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Escallonia virgata
Family:Escalloniaceae
Native
No ornamental value (C)
Height: 3 m.
USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year. The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores. Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month). Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
White, 5 petals
Medicinal
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These seeds are generally restocked in: February

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One packet contains at least 200 seeds.

This is a beautiful high mountain shrub, flowering with whitish flowers, somewhaat bigger than those of escalonia alpina. It can be easily grown as a bonsai-type tree because of its low height and propensity to grow wide.
This shrub grows at higher elevations, and frequently it forms the upper limit of timber line in the mountains. It prefers some protection against the sun and places with a lot of humidity, usually occupying the borders of small brooks.