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Escallonia 'Compacta'

Common Name:
Escallonia
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Family:
Saxifragaceae (The Saxifrage Family)
Geographic Origin:
Hybrid origin
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
2-3 feet high and wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Rose pink
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
This is a somewhat squashed-looking mound, ultimately 2-3 feet high and nearly twice that in breadth. The growth is quite congested, and the leaves bright and lacquered in surface. It has a scattering of small flower clusters throughout the summer. Their color might be described as deep rose pink, verging on red.