Escallonia Apple Blossom

All about the Escallonia Apple Blossom

The escallonia apple blossom can be a wonderful addition to your garden and it can grow to be five feet or larger.  You may notice that it looks very well along a fence or building that you want to hide.  If you do not prune it, you will notice that it seems to be very wild looking and it can spread all over.  Because of this, you will need to determine if you want the escallonia apple blossom to over take your garden or if you want it to be more controlled.

You will find that, at times, the lower limbs of the escallonia apple blossom are going to sag some and give the appearance of a walkway.  This may be very elegant if you have a large garden that has many paths on it for you to walk along.  However, if you do not want them there you can always cut them away without harming the rest of the bush.  It is easy to see already that the escallonia apple blossom is very easy to manage because you can do just about anything with it, and it will survive.

Your plant will have numerous blooms at time and then just a few blooms at other times.  You need to understand that this is normal and you are dealing with a flower that is dying.  This is just the normal cycle of this apple blossom.  You will also notice that the buds are going to appear to be a light pink color and then they are going to open up into a white bloom.  If you pay close attention to your plant you may notice that it seems to be a pink color when it is cooler outside but the blooms appear to be whiter when it is warmer outside.

If you are considering planting the escallonia apple blossom near your home you will want to be sure to plant it in a location that is going to get a lot of sun.  You will not necessarily need to keep it watered all of the time because it does well in drought conditions.  This makes it a good plant for someone that likes the looks of a full garden but does not have the time to take care of it and water the flowers on a regular basis.  However, if you are going to be watering it often, or you are living in an area that gets a lot of rain, you may want to plant it in soil that is well drained.  This is going to be better for the plant rather than leaving it in a location that is going to be water logged all of the time.  Be sure to add a fertilizer to the plant at least one time a year, early in the spring.

You may want to consider planting it in a rocky location.  The flower is generally very resistant of wind.  However, the rocks are going to help hold the flower down in windy conditions.  The escallonia apple blossom may add a lot of beautiful colors to a rock garden anyways as it changes from pink to white throughout the blooming season.  It is going to look very nice along a hillside where rocks may already be in place.

As you can see, this is flower can be a great addition to any garden.  It will easily spread to cover unsightly areas that you would like to add color and class to.  It can also be used as a hedge in front of your home as long as you are willing to keep it cut back.  You are going to find that it works well even if you are new to gardening.  You will enjoy this flower in bloom and it will add a lot of character to your home and garden.