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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    February 16, 2019
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    Unless you are seeing signs of rot, like spotting and excessive leaf drop, I don't think it will cause it much harm. You can add wettable sulfur to the soil to prevent any infection from starting. Plus, sulfur is good for the soil regardless, so adding it would be a good thing to do anyways.

    This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/escallonia/growing-an-escallonia-hedge.htm

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    March 26, 2019
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    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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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    June 16, 2021
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    I think that this choice would suit the area, just fine! This shrub has a shallow root system that will not harm the septic system. You could grow them, in ground, or in container if you wish.

    Here is an article that will help you to care for this, easygoing, shrub:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/tangerine/mandarin-orange-tree-care.htm

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