Compact Escallonia

Escallonia 'Compakta'

The neat, dense mound of small shiny green leaves and rich reddish pink flowers makes a fine mass planting, edging, low border hedge or container subject. Evergreen.
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7 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationes-ka-LO-ni-a
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer; sporadically throughout summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Grows easily in enriched well-drained soils; highly adaptable but does not tolerate heavy, water-logged soils. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular water but tolerates periodic drought. Fertilize in early spring. Prune annually after flowering to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9

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