Escallonia ´ langleyensis 'Apple Blossom' (syn. Escallonia 'Apple Blossom') Grossulariaceae, Escalloniaceae
Apple Blossom Escallonia es-ka-LON-ee-a X lang-lee-EN-sis
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 5-6 ft (1.5-1.8 m), arching. Leaves alternate, simple, 1-4 cm long, narrow oval to obovate, toothed, dark green above, paler below. Brownish spots (glands) on stems and leaves. Flowers solitary or in small clusters, soft pink with white center open from pink buds, about 1.5 cm wide, on short branchlets. Blooms in late spring and throughout the summer.
- Sun, tolerant of sea breezes and a range of soils. 'Apple Blossom' is the best know of E. ´
langleyensis hybrids, it can be a sprawling shrub unless pinched or cut back.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Escallonia are native to South America, principally Chile. E. ´
langleyensis is a garden hybrid of E. rubra ´
- Escallonia: after Senor Escallon, a Spanish traveler in South America; langleyensis: of Langley, were hybrid was raised in 1893.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: south (east) side of Bexell.