Pink Princess Escallonia
Escallonia x exoniensis 'Fradesii'
|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.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Aucuba (Aucuba); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster)|
|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.|
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in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
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.