Escallonia Peach Blossom Shrub

£5.99 each

  • Hardy Perennial - sow indoors or on a seedbed (April-June); transplant later to flower for many seasons
  • Attracts Bees

Escallonia ‘Peach Blossom’ is an evergreen shrub with glossy leaves and clear peach-pink tubular flowers that appear in mid summer and in mild spells can continue intermittently through the year. Escallonia shrubs attract bees and other pollinating insects. Escallonia ‘Peach Blossom’is ideal for planting as specimen shrub in a sunny border; these shrubs also make wonderful flowering hedges.

This Escallonia has been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit as an excellent garden plant.

Grow Escallonia ‘Peach Blossom’ in any moderately fertile, free draining soil in a sunny site that is sheltered from cold winds.

 

Planting

Dig a hole large and deep enough to take the plant’s root ball.

Gently tap the plant out of its pot without disturbing the soil around the roots.

Position the plant in the hole so the plant’s crown is level with the surface and sits at the same depth as it was in the pot; make sure the roots are in direct contact with the soil.

Backfill with the excavated soil and firm in gently.

Water to settle the soil around the roots.

 

Aftercare.

Watering: Water regularly in the first few weeks after planting but don’t overwater. The plants will send their roots down in search of moisture as they grow.

Feeding:  Give plants a boost if necessary with a handful of granular feed hoed into the soil in spring.

Pruning:  Tidy these evergreen shrubs in mid to late spring to keep the plants neat.

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Catalogue Number 5140-5141
  • Quantity 1x 9cm Potted Shrub
  • Height Height 2m /7ft

Delivery: Early March to Late October

£5.99 each
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