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Newport Dwarf Escallonia

Escallonia 'Newport Dwarf'

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Newport Dwarf Escallonia (Escallonia 'Newport Dwarf') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Escallonia 'Newport Dwarf' flowers

Escallonia 'Newport Dwarf' flowers

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Newport Dwarf Escallonia (Escallonia 'Newport Dwarf') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Escallonia 'Newport Dwarf' in bloom

Escallonia 'Newport Dwarf' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 3 feet

Spread: 3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 7

Description:

A fantastic compact form that grows slowly to only 3 ft tall by 3 ft wide; great low hedge or groundcover; a tough low maintenance shrub that is drought tolerant once established; flowers appear in early summer and sporadically throughout the year

Ornamental Features:

Newport Dwarf Escallonia features showy clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers with red overtones at the ends of the branches in early summer, which emerge from distinctive crimson flower buds. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The glossy oval leaves are ornamentally significant but remain dark green through the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Newport Dwarf Escallonia is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Newport Dwarf Escallonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting
  • Groundcover

Plant Characteristics:

Newport Dwarf Escallonia will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.

This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing Garden Groundcover
Applications
Flowers Foliage Color Texture Attracts Wildlife
Ornamental Features