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Pink Princess Escallonia

Escallonia x exoniensis 'Fradesii'

SKU
03250
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationes-ka-LO-ni-a eks-o-nee-EN-sis
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring through Fall
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Espalier, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsAucuba (Aucuba); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster)

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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