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Escallonia bifida--compact form

Common Name:
Escallonia
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Family:
Saxifragaceae (The Saxifrage Family)
Geographic Origin:
South America
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
5 feet+
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer
Flower Color:
White
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
This is a bushy shrub, somewhat fountain-shaped if unpruned, with dark, glossy 1-2 inch leaves, and an ultimate size of 6-8 feet in all directions. It has large, branched clusters of white flowers in late summer.