• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowering Shrub
    Early Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:es-ka-LO-ni-a eks-o-nee-EN-sis
    Plant type:Shrub, Shrub
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Red
    Design IdeasThis reliable shrub is one of the few that offers glossy, fine-textured foliage that is also a rich, emerald green. Perfect as a background, it also reaches a good size and density for hedges and screens. With its pretty blossoms, this shrub is also great as an individual specimen or for foundation planting along fences and walls.
    Companion PlantsAucuba (Aucuba); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, neutral to slightly acidic soil. Water regularly, deeply during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.