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escallonia

(ˌɛskəˈləʊnɪə)
n
(Plants) any evergreen shrub of the South American saxifragaceous genus Escallonia, with white or red flowers: cultivated for ornament
[C19: from Escallon, 18th-century Spanish traveller who discovered it]
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Escallonias are proven seaside plants with glossy foliage and flowers ranging from pink to red and white.
Suitable candidates for a hedge would be Olearia, Elaeagnus, hawthorn, fuchsia, Hebes and Escallonias.
Escallonias are also fantastic shrubs for seaside gardens, with their attractive white, pink or red flowers produced from late spring to early autumn.
Pop into one of the discount "pound shops" and pick up a shrub or fruit bush for just a quid, ranging from roses and escallonias to blueberries and potentillas.
HAVING come from a seaside town, I have been used to seeing escallonias growing in parks and gardens since I was a child.
Once inside your protective screen, you can then opt for a few more normal plants, such as hardy fuchsias, brooms (Genista) and escallonias.
Once inside your protective screen, you can then opt for more normal plants such as fuchsias, brooms and escallonias.