Growing Calendar for Escallonia Peach Blossom Shrub
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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.
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.
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.
Shrubs offer visual interest all year round – whether in full leaf, full bloom or with bare stems set against the winter sky.
If you want to add height to your garden and increase the vertical interest consider planting a tree in your garden. There are trees particularly suited for gardens which don’t grow out of proportion to your property or develop too thick a canopy that blocks out sunlight.
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
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