Escallonia × langleyensis 'Apple Blossom'
Apple Blossom Escallonia
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Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 5-6 ft (1.5-1.8 m), arching. Leaves alternate, simple, 1-4 cm long, narrow oval to obovate, toothed, dark green above, paler below. Brownish spots (glands) on stems and leaves. Flowers solitary or in small clusters, soft pink with white centers, open from pink buds, about 1.5 cm wide, on short branchlets. Blooms in late spring and throughout the summer.
- Sun, tolerant of sea breezes and a range of soils. 'Apple Blossom' is the best know of E. × langleyensis hybrids, it can be a sprawling shrub unless pinched or cut back.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7