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Pink Princess Escallonia

Escallonia x exoniensis 'Fradesii'

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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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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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 HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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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