Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

2 litre pot £18.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Escallonia 'Apple Blossom' escallonia: Ideal as a flowering, informal hedge

This shrub is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)

    Masses of apple-blossom pink, tubular flowers from June to September among small, glossy, dark green leaves. This compact, bushy, evergreen shrub (although it can drop some leaves in cold weather), looks lovely towards the back of a sunny shrub border as a foil for flowering perennials, or for growing as an informal flowering hedge. It is particularly good as a windbreak in coastal areas.

  • Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In mid or late spring lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant. After pruning apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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Notes on Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

"Neatly crimped, small holly-green leaves (with no prickles) softened by pretty apple-blossom clusters of tiny summer flowers on this tough shrub"

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Great plant. Looks very healthy in its early days.


Using jt to screen a wall all year round.

Russ T



Beautiful plant.


A very useful and pretty filler for a gap in the border.




I would buy this product again


A year on from buying the Apple Blossom Escallonia and it has established itself nicely in the garden. It looks attractive and did well over a relatively cold winter.

Finchley Gardener





Looks lovely in the border




Escallonia Apple Blossom


Nothing to add

Dog Walker



I would buy this plant again


Using it to fill space left in mixed hedging.

Great wind.

West Midlands



4.7 6


When is the best time to plant Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'? The plants will be in an exposed south facing position.


Hello there You can still plant now as long as it isn't freezing outside, or the ground frozen or waterlogged. However this plant isn't fully hardy so you may need to protect it from cold weather if you live in a cold part of the country, alternatively wait and plant in the spring.

Plants for a sunny bed and clay soil Dear Sir or Madam We have been looking at various shrubs to plant into a border that gets plenty of sun all year round. The soil is clay based, which appears to dry out rapidly but it has been enriched from time to time with compost etc. Would you be able to offer any suggestions as to what we could plant? We have a few plants in the border....a palm that was planted last spring and appears to be establishing itself quite well, a holly tree that needs no attention as it's mature. Also we have 2 conifers which were planted with no real thought to be honest; although they were initially in pots on our decking,- I don't think they will grow too tall due to their variety. We would like something that will flower, but not grow too high, say, no more than 2metres or so in maturity. We are eager to get something of worth growing, as our neighbours have cut down a lot of their trees and shrubs adjacent to our fence, leaving the view somewhat sterile and unappealing. Just for the record, the opposite side of our garden is fine! Any assistance would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

peter mcintyre

Hello There, There are several plants that may be suitable - here are some of the best. Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Skylark Choisya ternata Escallonia Apple Blossom Viburnum tinus French White I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

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