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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Plants which may be suitable for your seaside garden include eryngium (sea holly), echinops (globe thistle), crocosmia, sedum and heuchera, with a mix of shrubs and climbers including buddleia, berberis, broom, ceanothus, escallonia, hebe, weigela and lavatera.
Other plants that may need protection during severe weather with fleece or bubble include Escallonias, Ceanothus, Hebe and any tender climbers.
Tree lupins, Euonymus japonicus, escallonias, choisya, olearias and hippophae are fine for shrub borders while poppies will add a splash of colour.
Pop into Poundland and pick up a shrub or fruit bush for just a quid, ranging from roses and escallonias to blueberries and potentillas.
This applies to most hedging plants - privets, escallonias, hawthornsetc - but not Leylandii or other cypresses.
This applies to privets, escallonias and hawthorns but not Leyland or other cypress hedges.
A: These shrubs require little or no maintenance and will tolerate limey soil: Arbutus unedo , with white flowers and red berries, often at the same time (the variety Elfin King is best in small gardens, reaching only 2m (6ft); Buddleja davidii, the butterfly bush with mauve or purple flower spikes; ceanothus species, a wall shrub with blue flowers; escallonias, good for hedging with pink, red or white flowers; Choisya ternata Sundance, with golden leaves and white flowers; and mahonia species, which have golden blossoms in late winter.
A:These shrubs require little or no maintenance and will tolerate limey soil: Arbutus unedo, with white flowers and red berries,often at the same time (the variety `Elfin King'is best in small gardens, reaching only 2m(6ft); Buddleja davidii, the butterfly bush with mauve or purple flower spikes; ceanothus species, a wall shrub with blue flowers; escallonias,good for hedging with pink, red or white flowers; Choisya ternata ``Sundance'', with golden leaves and white flowers; and mahonia species, which have golden blossoms in late winter.