Shrubs

Compact Escallonia

Escallonia 'Compakta'
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POS ID: 110230
This easy-to-care-for shrub is naturally low and compact, perfect as a foundation plant, low hedge, or even mass-planted as a tall, low-maintenance ground cover. Takes shearing very well. Its dark, glossy, green leaves make it an attractive evergreen even without blooms, and create a lovely foil for the contrasting, dark pink flowers.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Showy, fragrant flowers
  • Tolerates coastal conditions
  • Easy care

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This easy-to-care-for shrub is naturally low and compact, perfect as a foundation plant, low hedge, or even mass-planted as a tall, low-maintenance ground cover. Takes shearing very well. Its dark, glossy, green leaves make it an attractive evergreen even without blooms, and create a lovely foil for the contrasting, dark pink flowers.

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 36 inches

Mature Width

Up to 60 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Foundation, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Fragrant, Firescaping

Features

Fragrant showy flowers, Compact habit

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Bloom Color

Pink

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Prune spent flowers to maintain appearance, recommended to cut stems back by up to 4 inches in fall after flowering

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Enriched well-drained soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Needs

Thrives in full or partial sun.

Water Needs

Water regularly, about 1-2 times per week and more often in excessive heat.

Disease and Pests

Scale, escallonia dieback

USDA Hardiness Zone

7

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