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Escallonia x exoniensis fradesii

Scientific name: Escallonia exoniensis fradesii

Synonym: E. e. ‘Pink Princess’

Family: ESCALLONIACEAE

Common names: “Pink princess escallonia”

Plant Type: Evergreen shrub

Conditions:

Zone: 8-9

Light: Full sun best – part shade

Exposure: Sheltered or exposed, handles seaside

Soil: Fertile – average

Moisture: Well drained, average moisture – less

Aesthetic:

Plant Size: 10-12′ H & W , fast growing

Leaf and Stem shape: Alternate obovate leaves with sticky glossy upper sides and paler beneath

Flower: Fragrant panicles of pink flowers from Spring – Fall

Pruning: Shear after bloom to maintain shape

Maintenance: Medium, frequent pruning required to maintain shape, if winter killed cut low to 4″ after frost and it should regrow with feeding and water

Landscape use: Hedging, screen shrub, wildlife garden, mixed shrub border, windbreak

Propagate: By cuttings, suckers and layering

Pests & Disease: Generally healthy

*Attracts butterflies

Comments: They make dense hedges to which the hummingbirds and butterflies all flock

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