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  • escallonia
  • Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

escallonia

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £12.99 £10.39
20% off all plants
Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot
Quantity
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)

    Masses of apple-blossom pink, tubular flowers from June to September among small, glossy, dark green leaves. This compact, bushy, evergreen shrub looks lovely towards the back of a sunny, shrub border, as a foil for flowering perennials, or for growing as an informal, flowering hedge. It is partularly good as a windbreak in coastal areas.

  • Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In mid or late spring lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant. After pruning apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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