Hedging Choice Escallonia

Cathy Walsh asked 7 years ago

After lots of looking decided I like look of Escallonia hedge. I like the small dark leaves and flowers. I rang a few nursery’s and they have said Escallonia is getting a disease. Is it worth risking going ahead and buying it or am I better off going for something else.What would you recommend? It is for a large front Urban garden to give us privacy.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Escallonia has been badly affected by leaf spot disease and it is no longer a good choice for a hedge.

For privacy, you could plant Portugese laurel, as it is quick growing but not too vigorous. Or Viburnum tinus.