Escallonia

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Evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Deep pink to red flowers in summer and fall. Fast-growing, this is a good selection for hedging or screening in warm climates. Where not hardy, use for seasonal color and interest in the landscape. Prune to shape in early to midspring.

Companion Plants

Bluebeard

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Bluebeard

Lovely flowers complemented by rich, aromatic foliage create a cloudlike effect in the garden or mixed shrub planting. Striking with red valerian, lavender, crape myrtle and Jerusalem sage. Attracts butterflies. Cut back to the ground in spring. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.

Spindle Tree

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Spindle Tree

Dense, bushy evergreen can be used as a large shrub or small tree. Handsome, thick foliage is well-suited for hedging, but is also useful as a specimen or accent in the landscape. Prefers well-drained soil.

St. John's Wort

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St. John's Wort

Large, vibrant, long-blooming flowers. Excellent vigorous ground cover for difficult sites; provides erosion control and tolerates poor, dry soils. Evergreen in mild winters, elsewhere shear back in early spring. Tolerates full shade, but may not bloom.

Details

Common name

Escallonia

Botanical name

Escallonia

Variety

Newport Dwarf®

Zone

USDA 7 - 9

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Bloom color

Pink

Bloom time

summer-fall

Light

sun

Height

24-36" (61-91 cm)

Habit

compact

Water

every other day

Feed

use all-purpose

Maintenance

protect from winter winds