Growth Rate - Knowledgebase Question

el cajon, Ca
Question by kadinsdad
March 27, 2009
I have planted about 15 small Pink Princess Escallonia purchased from the El Cajon home depot along my very long back fence but I am curious when to expect some grwth from them and how fast to expect them to grow. Thanks

Answer from NGA
March 27, 2009


Under absolutely perfect growing conditions, your escallonia can grow moderately fast (6"-12" per year). To encourage a dense growth pattern, lightly prune after flowering. The shrubs will produce two shoots where one was - making it thicker and denser - perfect for a screening hedge. It can take new plants 2-3 weeks to become established in the garden so expect some new growth in late spring. Best wishes with your new plants!

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