Escallonia thrives in mild areas and coastal regions where it is wind resistant. Frost hardy, but it needs protection from cold winds and frosts in cold areas where it can be planted against south or west facing walls. Being evergreen with its pretty pink flowers Escallonia makes a glorious hedge and requires full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Prune in late autumn for shape and size.
Can be kept in a pot and is suitable for a small garden, patio and shrubberies. Height in maturity 1.8m x 1.8m / 6ft x 6ft.
Common Name: Escallonia Apple Blossom
Latin Name: Escallonia
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Position: Preferably sun or partial shade
Flowering period: Early to mid summer
Colour: Pink and white
Hardiness: Frost hardy
Eventual Height/Spread: 1.8m x 1.8m / 6ft x 6ft
Special features: Evergreen with blossom. Grows well in coastal areas
History Symbolism, Folklore & Old Wives Tales
Native of South America, mainly the Andes.