Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Slow grower to 35 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Attracts Hummingbirds
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:es-KU-lus KAR-nee-a
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 10, 12, 14 - 17, 32 - 45
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow grower to 35 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Red
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.