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Image of Escallonia leucantha (Siete camisas / Luncillo / Đipa blanca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Escallonia leucantha

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 01 03, 2006

 

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Species:  Escallonia leucantha J.Remy
Family:  Escalloniaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Rosales
Chilean Name:  Siete camisas , Luncillo , Đipa blanca
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0046
About 30 Escallonia in Chile and 6 in our data base.
About 32 Escalloniaceae in Chile and 6 in our data base.

 

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 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5░ C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     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).   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 5 petals      Shrub     

Native    Frequent

Height: 3 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Escallonia leucantha (Siete camisas / Luncillo / Đipa blanca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Escallonia leucantha

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 01 03, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 3 m.

 

Image of Escallonia leucantha (Siete camisas / Luncillo / Đipa blanca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Escallonia leucantha

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 01 03, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

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

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Escallonia leucantha (Siete camisas / Luncillo / Đipa blanca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Escallonia leucantha

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 01 03, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5░ C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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