ONCE A MONTH WE WILL HIGHLIGHT A PLANT THAT IS BOTH SUITABLE AND STYLISH FOR THE TRADITIONAL AUCKLAND GARDEN. THIS MONTH OUR PLANT IS : 

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Escallonia ‘Pink Elle’ :

This beautiful American dwarf compact shrub, boasts vibrant glossy green leaves, massed with a brilliant display of pink bell-shaped flowers from late Spring to late Summer. As a fast growing shrub, it will develop into either a tight hedge, or can be used on mass to create a lush, colourful spread. Great as a potted specimen, or as informal topiary. This little gem prefers full sun to part shade, and enjoys well drained soil and can cope with coastal conditions. Frost tolerant and hardy, the Escallonia will transform any bland space into a vibrant triumph.