Escallonia 'Compakta'Item #3618 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
The neat, dense compact mound of small shiny evergreen leaves and rich reddish pink flowers create a splendid low border hedge. Works well for edging or as container specimen. Adored by butterflies and hummingbirds.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:es-ka-LO-ni-a HIB-ridPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow-growing, compact shrub 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring and FallFlower color:RedFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Pine (Pinus); Camellia (Camellia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Magnolia (Magnolia)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, neutral to slightly acidic soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates drier conditions when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Has also been sold under the name Newport Dwarf