Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

Escallonia - Escallonia  'Apple Blossom'

Common Name: Escallonia
Genus: Escallonia
Cultivar: 'Apple Blossom'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Makes a good hedge, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Masses of apple-blossom pink tubular flowers from June to September among small glossy dark green leaves. This compact bushy evergreen shrub looks lovely towards the back of a sunny shrub border as a foil for flowering perennials or for growing as an informal flowering hedge. It is partularly good as a windbreak in coastal areas.

  • Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In mid or late spring lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant. After pruning apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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