Plant of the week 2.22 – 2.26 ~ Escallonia

Escallonia medium water landscaping plantsThis evergreen shrub has medium water requirements and likes full sun to partial shade. Escallonia flower in the summer and need dead blooms and stalks removed after flowering is complete.  Ongoing pruning with hand clippers is recommended for a neat appearance. Escallonia should be pruned with a natural intent, rarely sheared. Escallonia is our plant of the week because they are extremely plentiful in California gardens.

Many gardens have older plants which benefit from restorative pruning.  This technique of hard natural pruning returns old specimens to healthy, properly scaled (these plants become very large) plants.

 Sustainable landscaping focuses on placing plants where they can reach their natural size with only minimal pruning.  As older landscapes are replaced and updated, Escallonias will likely be phased out in favor of shrubs which remain smaller and require less water.

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Gachina Landscape Management

An interesting fact about the ‘Clivia miniata’—it’s origins in California can all be traced back to the year 1907 and to a man by the name of Zimmerman, who possibly brought the seeds with him when he migrated to Carlsbad from Germany. They grow beautifully in our California climate, and supposedly at the San Francisco World’s Fair in 1939, Zimmerman entered 500 stalks of them and won a gold medal 🥇 for his display. These beauties are quite stunning. 🤩

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