Is this that shrub you posted back in May? Wow! Tagging some of the people on that post @Debi M @360 Sod (Donna Dixson) @Becky H remember this?
I was going to say Azalea. I have a low growing one like it.
It's an azalea bush
Is it blooming now or was this an older photo? Just curious. There is nothing blooming up our way with 18 below temperatures expected.
Just took it this morning:-)
Definitely an azalea.
Hey Pam congratulations!! You made it very happy, and now it's rewarding you.
You have Azaleas!
Yes I do! It appears to be an Kurume Azalea possibly a Hino
Thanks everyone! Steve Bender aka Grumpy Gardener still thinks its an escallonia:-) What is the major difference between the two?
@Pamela F , where did you say you purchased that I can't remember? The escallonia has a more tubular bloom, which butterflies and humming birds will like. I think the leaf is not pubescent (hairy) note *I could be wrong on that* , it is pubescent on the Azalea. The escallonia is less cold hardy and more warm climate (zones 7-9) and the Kurume Azalea is (zones 6-9)
Lowes Garden Center. The leaves on this shrub isn't hairy at all. I'm in zone 8b what ever that means, lol!
You'll know for sure when the blooms open, Pamela. (I somewhat doubt Lowe's was selling escallonia, but I could be wrong.) And congratulations!
Ok, thanks Douglas.
@Douglas Hunt , I wasn't sure if that was a bread and butter plant for Florida, but was going there in my head if it were a box store. We don't see them this far north, though the boxes sale some pretty bizarre stuff and tell people it will grow here!
YEAY A FLOWER!
@Pamela F , can you take a side view, can't tell if it is tubular from the shot you have.
Ok, here you go FSNL...best I can do...thank you:-)
I'm sticking with azalea. There's a very good side view of an escallonia flower here:
Azalea it is!
Congrats to all :)
VERY PRETTY PAMELA !!! LOVE THE PICS..
Thank you Sonia!
Looks like the leaves on my azaleas. I'd say Azalea
I agree - it looks like an azalea to me!
Another vote for azalea. :)
I have one like that....fertilize it with Miracid....prune after blooms fade....it will love you!