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Scientific Name: Escallonia x exoniensis 'Frades'
Pronunciation: es-kuh-LOW-nee-uh ex eks-oh-nee-EN-sis
Common Name: pink princess escallonia
Family Name: Escalloniaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves alternate, glossy above/paler beneath, obovate, serrulate, glittering specks reflect sunlight on lower surface; flowers pink in panicles in the fall.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Spreading, Stiffly upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:3 - 5m
Spread:3 - 4m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin, South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Espalier, Filler, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Summer interest, Wind break, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Compare to E. 'Red Elf'.
pink princess escallonia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Acute
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Panicle
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Salverform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark Morphology: Moderately fissured
Bark or Stem Colour: Red, Brown

Propagation: Greenwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings, Hardwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Other:frequent pruning required to keep shape
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
Specific Pests: Top dieback in cold winters.
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