Escallonia Shrubs
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I’m considering planting Escallonias against a west facing fence. I would like a plant with Dark Pink or Red Flowers.

Zone Carmichael, CA, Zone 10 | Kitty Wilson added on March 25, 2019 | Answered

I would like specimen plants, (not a hedge) approximately 8 feet tall. I live in Sacramento, CA, Zone 10. Which Escallonia Varieties do you recommend? Please describe the colors & how tall & wide they would be of those plants.Thanks for your answer! [email protected] comcast.net

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BushDoctor
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Answered on March 26, 2019

The best course of action will be to visit a local nursery. They will have varieties that are best suited to your area, and will give a good idea of how big each variety will get. You could also try Amazon, Etsy, or Ebay. They have almost anything that you could need, but you will have to go through them to find which will suit your needs best.

As far as not being a hedge... They will all be hedge form, but pruning all lower growth can shape one into a "tree".

In the meantime, this article will give you a general description of the Genus: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/escallonia/growing-an-escallonia-hedge.htm

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