Escallonia Shrubs

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  1. Root Systems
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  4. Planting escallonia
  5. Escallonia Pink Pixie
Asked by Anonymous on July 8, 2015
Root Systems

Escallonia almost destroyed last winter (3rd time in 10 yrs). Wish to replace it with a box hedge. Have cut down to base of trunk but do want not to remove roots with digger. What is best way to kill off roots so that I can plant bare rooted box in Oct.?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Unfortunately if you hope to replant the area you will need to remove the root system of the Escallonia.
This will insure the best success with your new plantings.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/planting-in-old-spaces.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 5, 2016
Escallonia Hedge

I have a 5 year old Escallonia hedge that was nearly ruined by the last two bad winters. I’m in Zone 8. I had it pruned right down so that all the dead wood was removed. It is showing some green growth but a lot of yellow leaves also. Just wondering if it will come back at all or should I remove the whole thing. What about fertilizer and what kind? I usually fertilized it every spring once it warmed up but haven’t yet this year. I would hate to lose this hedge, as it is perfect for looks and privacy.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You may be on the outside edge of wintering over this hedge if you have all ready had winter die back.

It needs to be in a protected area.

Here is an article to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/escallonia/growing-an-escallonia-hedge.htm

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Asked by rjunque on July 27, 2017
Escallonia Life Span

How long will Escalonia live when properly maintained. I have a gardener that is telling me that the plants look bad because they are at the end of their lives. I’m inclined to think its a lack of water.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

These plants can live 20 to 50 years.
This link will refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/escallonia/growing-an-escallonia-hedge.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on October 31, 2017
Planting Escallonia

When is the best time to plant escallonia?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Escallonia can be planted in the spring or fall, anytime the weather is not excessively hot. It is best to plant when it is not in bloom, in very early spring or in late fall, but the plant has a long blooming season so it can be hard to find that time.

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Asked by Anonymous on November 11, 2017
Escallonia Pink Pixie

Please can you help…
My escallonia are planted in sun, they’re 12 months old & healthy, growing well.
It’s now late spring after a cold, wet & very windy winter in Melbourne.
I have lots of green foliage but no buds or flowers… why???

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If they need pruning, escallonia should be pruned in late summer. Pruning in the late fall or spring could cause lack of flowering.

Here are some general reasons a plant would not flower:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-not-blooming.htm

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