Common Name: pink princess escallonia
Habit: Rounded, broad-leaved evergreen shrub to about 1.25 m tall and wide. Compact habit.
Leaves: Leaves elliptic to obovate, somewhat rubbery.
Leaf Arrangement: alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Small, tubular bright pink flowers held in few-flowered terminal inflorescences. Long blooming period (June-October).
Bark: Rough, glandular, barely woody stems; the glands produce a slightly sticky exudate with a pleasant aroma that is usually only obvious in summer.
Water Use, Soil: Somewhat drought tolerant but best in moist, well-drained soil.
Exposure: Shade tolerant but best in full sun. Heat tolerant.
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, espalier, filler, mixed shrub border, screening, summer interest, wind break, woodland margin.
Limitations: Not cold hardy; may die back below -8C.