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PlantFiles: Escallonia Pink, Pink Escallonia
Escallonia macrantha

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Family: Escalloniaceae
Genus: Escallonia (es-kuh-LOW-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: macrantha (ma-KRAN-tha) (Info)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Aromatic
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral htop On Oct 20, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant.
Probable Origin: Chile
It will not gtow in shade.
Requires well-drained soil.
Tolerates saline conditions.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pasadena, California
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina



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