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Photo: Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

Photo: Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

General description

The South American Andes are the home of most escallonias, which are generally quite hardy, although some varieties need shelter from cold winds. They are graceful shrubs, with arching stems and solid compact growth. The neat glossy, leathery, toothed evergreen foliage offers a perfect background to smaller plants, and makes a fine hedge in seaside gardens. Escallonia have 5-petalled white, pink or red flowers in terminal racemes or panicles in summer and early autumn

'Apple Blossom' is a compact evergreen shrub, with small, glossy dark green leaves and chalice-shaped, pink and white flowers 12mm in width, in short leafy racemes from early summer.

Plant requirements

Sunlight

Full sun
Part shade

Aspect

South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing

Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grows best in well-drained soil in a position in full sun

Soil

Well-drained or Moist but well-drained

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Maintenance

Pruning

Pruning group 9

Pests

Can get brown scale

Diseases

Generally disease free

Practical use

Hedging/Screens or Cottage/Informal Garden

Properties

Height
150 - 250 cm
Color
Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Full sun, Partial shade
PH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy