Escallonia ‘Compakta’

ESCALLONIACEAE, The Escallonia family

Known as good plant for near the sea, Escallonia is an evergreen shrub with an irregular spreading or mounding habit. It has clusters of small tubular pink or red flowers throughout the summer. One cultivar has gold leaves and bright pink flowers- gaudy on its own but could be pretty hot in the right context.

Today on a site visit in the garden of an interesting German woman I saw some Escallonia. She had lots of pink evening primrose and her garden reminded me of an alpine wall garden like the kind I’ve seen in Europe.

Also today I pulled together a list for a client that included 18 dwarf red Escallonia to be made into a low hedge.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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