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Now that fall is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year. ×

Compact Escallonia

Escallonia hybrid 'Compakta'

This neat, compact mound of finely textured, dense, shiny green foliage and showy clusters of tiny, rich crimson-pink, trumpet-shaped flowers creates a splendid low border hedge. Works well as a low maintenance edging, groundcover, low hedge, or container specimen. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Edging, Groundcover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Pine (Pinus); Camellia (Camellia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Magnolia (Magnolia)

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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