Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

Hardy Shrub

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A wonderfully versatile evergreen shrub with a profusion of delicately scented pink flowers all summer long, which are attractive to bees. The small glossy leaves of this RHS AGM variety persist throughout winter, providing colour and structure in even the bleakest months of the year. Robust and easy to grow, Escallonia ‘Apple Blossom’ is a fantastic shrub for low-maintenance gardens, thriving in coastal situations and difficult clay soils. Escallonia shrubs also make superb evergreen hedging plants. Height and spread: 2m (6.5’).

Height Up to 250cm (99in)
Spread Up to 250cm (98in)

Hardy Shrub

coastal gardenhedgeslow maintenance gardenwalls and fenceswildlife gardenscottage gardens

full sun

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2 escallonia plants in 3.5 litre pots (V59473P)
1 escallonia plant in 3.5 litre pot (V59472)

When plants are well grown, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days before transplanting into borders outdoors. Grow Escallonia in any fertile, well drained soil in full sun, with shelter from cold winds. Escallonia shrubs will happily grow in improved clay soils.
Water regularly throughout the growing season until Escallonia plants are well established. In areas with extreme winters, Escallonia ‘Appleblossom’ are best given some winter protection with horticultural fleece. Escallonia requires little attention, but benefits from a light prune each year to keep it neat and tidy. In mid to late spring, trim or lightly cut back any shoots which spoil the symmetry of the plant, just above a healthy bud. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant in spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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