Escallonia is a vigorous evergreen hedging plant with glossy dark green leaves forming a dense hedge up to 3m high. An Escallonia Hedge is particularly suited to the coastal garden as they will tolerate salt winds. It has no fussy soil requirements but does prefer full sun. It responds very well to clipping and flowers continuously from early summer to mid autumn. Escallonia usually requires cutting once during late summer, although in very formal situations the occasional additional trimming of more enthusiastic growths may prove to be necessary. Escallonia is one of the few hedges which will produce a respectable show of blossoms even if regularly clipped.
An excellent choice for a flowering, coastal evergreen hedge.