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Escallonia  (Escallonia "apple blossom")

Masses of apple blossom pink, tubular flowers from June to September, among small dark green leaves.
Semi hardy. Needs winter protection in colder areas.
Planted on my vertical hill at the back.
Eventual height 2.5m x spread 2.5m.
Full sun.

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Thats so pretty! Is it called ‘Apple Blossom’ Kate? Sorry, I can see that it is!

13 Jun, 2019


Thanks Karen, yes, sorry, just edited it! It seems to being doing ok. I planted it up there a couple of years ago.

13 Jun, 2019


Very pretty one,Kate.I did have an Escallonia a few years ago,but sadly had to remove it because of disease.

13 Jun, 2019


I have the big white one 'Iveyii' and a dwarfing one with big pink flowers, but Apple Blossom is the prettiest I think. :)

13 Jun, 2019


Just come in from deadheading and found all my Bowl of Beauty Peonies smashed to the ground due to this rain.

13 Jun, 2019


Oh what a real shame Julia. How awful. Bet you were furious. It's been really miserable weather for June. Rain, rain and more rain.

13 Jun, 2019


I was furious Kate, came in to tell my OH,but he isn't a gardener,so you can imagine how it was!! :0))...the stems have also snapped on many roses too..ugh...please let us have some dry days.

13 Jun, 2019


Same here Julia. Alliums and Lupins on the ground, roses snapped, geraniums smashed. Theres only one thing to help...large glass of wine!!

13 Jun, 2019


Why did I give it up a year ago,these are the moments when It's necessary!!!

You must feel the same,K,so disappointing.

14 Jun, 2019


The weather has definitely destroyed a lot in the garden, broken stems, branches and obliterated flowers. Horrible.

14 Jun, 2019


Hi Kate, I have this 1, and have found it a lot hardier than what the r h s say, mine got knocked back a bit by the ''beast from the east'' but is full of blossom again this year, Derek.

15 Jun, 2019


Hi Derek, thanks for letting me know. That's good to hear. Pleased it may be hardier than I thought!

15 Jun, 2019

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