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Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

Review Notes: Ht and Spread 5ft. Light green leaves on a stiff bushy plant with a compact habit. "Apple Blossom" is deep pink.
Ultimate Height: 2.5m
Ultimate Spread: 2.5m
Time to ultimate height: 10-20 year(s)

Preferred common name: escallonia 'Apple Blossom'
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.
'Apple Blossom' is 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.

Pruning
This group of evergreen shrubs bloom in summer and late autumn on the previous or current year's growth. They need little pruning. Prune lightly removing unsightly shoots as required in mid to late spring. Those shrubs recommended for hedges, topiary or foliage often tolerate heavier pruning.

Pests Can get brown scale.
Diseases Generally disease free.

Soil Acid, Alkaline or Neutral. Moist but well-drained or well-drained. Chalk, Clay, Loam or Sand.
Aspect All aspects. Exposed or Sheltered.

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.


Flowers: Pale Pink and White in Summer.
Foliage: Dark Green.
Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen.

Suggested Plant Uses: Hedging/Screens

Supplied Height Approx 12" 1.95 + P&P








Plant Type:- Shrub
Colour:- Pale Pink and White in Summer
Flowering Period:- Jun to Oct

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