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Pink Princess Escallonia   Frades (Escallonia exoniensis x exoniensis)

Escallonia is endemic to the woodlands, scrubs, and mountains of South America. Leaves are sometimes aromatic.

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Plant Types: Perennial, Shrub
Light: Full Sun
Height: 4 feet to 6 feet
Width: 4 feet to 6 feet
Zones: 7a to 9b
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Seasons: Mid spring, Late spring, Early fall, Mid fall
Leaf Color: Green
Special Features: Attractive foliage
Shape: Rounded
Fertilizer: Blood Meal, Fish Emulsion, High-Nitrogen Fertilizer
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Plant Care

Propagate using semi-ripe cuttings or softwood cuttings in summer. Or take hardwood cuttings in between late fall and winter. Semi-ripe cuttings are cuttings taken from semi-mature wood and softwood cuttings are cuttings taken from young, non-woody growth. Hardwood cuttings are cuttings taken from mature wood.

Plant Growth:

Evergreen shrubs. Escallonia grows best in full sun and with shelter from cold, dry winds. Works well in a shrub border, as a hedge, screen, or against wall, especially in coastal regions. If there is a danger of frost, cover your Escallonia with a drop cloth.


Your Escallonia may bloom at least sparcely almost year round, but heavy blooming will occur in summer. Water regularly for fuller blooming.

Soil and Irrigation:

Does not tolerate alkaline soil. Does best in well-draining soil that is fertile. Once established, your Escallonia will be drought tollerant.


Use a nitrogen rich fertilizer in early spring and in early summer use a balanced mixture. Do not fertilize near the end of the growing season, as you do not want tender new growth during the winter.


In cold climates, prune in early spring, otherwise wait until right after the plant has finished flowering. Trim back a third of old growth promoting new, denser branches with more flowers.