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Pink Princess Escallonia

Escallonia x exoniensis 'Fradesii'

Pronunciation: es-ka-LO-ni-a eks-o-nee-EN-sis
SKU #03250
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Enjoy nearly year-round rosy red flower clusters on this upright, compact evergreen shrub. Finely textured, glossy, deep green foliage emits a sweet fragrance in warm weather. Thrives in coastal conditions. A great choice for a screening or hedge plant with fine, dense foliage that responds well to shearing.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Early Spring through Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Aucuba (Aucuba); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster)
CARE
Care 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.