Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'
escallonia 'Apple Blossom'
A compact evergreen shrub, with small, glossy dark green leaves and chalice-shaped, pink and white flowers 12mm in width, in short leafy racemes from early summer
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Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
North–facing or West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Escallonia are evergreen shrubs with glossy, leathery, toothed leaves, sometimes sticky, and 5-petalled white, pink or red flowers in terminal racemes or panicles in summer and early autumn
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How to grow
Grows best in well-drained soil in a position in full sun with shelter from cold, drying winds; ideal for wall training
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Hedging and screens
May be susceptible to brown scale
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