Escallonia


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Escallonia

 

a genus of plants of the family Saxifragaceae. The plants are small evergreen trees or shrubs. The alternate leaves have serrate edges with glandular pubescence. The aromatic white, pink, or red flowers are in panicled or racemose inflorescences. The fruit is a two-or three-celled capsule. There are about 60 species distributed in South America, primarily in the Andes. Several species, including E. macrantha, are ornamentals.

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Escallonia will thrive in any reasonable soil in sun or partial shade, In colder spots you may need a cheltered spot.
Escallonia will thrive in any reasonable garden soil in sun or partial shade.
They left with a range of herbs, a lavender, escallonia, two dwarf conifers, a hebe and various other plants as well as the rhododendron.
Other familiar plants with dwarf cultivars include escallonia (Escallonia 'Newport Dwarf'), myrtle (Myrtus communis 'Compacta'), sweet pea shrub (Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterfly'), Texas ranger (Leucophyllum frutescens 'Compacta'), and Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria 'Peruvian Princess').
Zones 7-9, 14-17: Toward the end of the month, prune boxwood, escallonia, laurel, photinia, and pittosporum.
Informal hedges may be the option and produce flowers as well, such as escallonia, which can be trimmed back after flowering.
I'd heartily recommend a heather, like Ling, and the delightful escallonia and hebe.
Many of our plants, such as Escallonia, Ceanothus and Bay Trees - to name but a few - simply couldn't cope, so garden centres and nurseries lost their stock.
Easy-to-root plants include lavatera, helianthemum, choisya, deutzia, escallonia, hebe, hydrangea, lavender, philadelphus and weigela, as well as fuchsia and olearia.
Among my favourite evergreens are Escallonia, Osmanthus and Berberis, all of which are quite thick while the small, white flowers of Osmanthus delavayi in early spring are exceptionally fragrant.
You can also add to this list the plants that thrive in coastal situation such as escallonia, tamarisk, olearia and elaeagnus.
For smaller projects and where a more ornamental hedge is required pot grown plants may be a preferred option and this is the usual method for planting conifers, laurels, escallonia etc.