Antoinette Maguire asked 12 years ago

I have an escallonia hedge for the past 5 yrs, very slow growth only up to 4ft. The leaves keep falling off it – yellow and black colour. What is a fast growing replacement for it? I live in a windy area and the soil is quite poor.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Escallonia suffers from leaf spot disease. More at: https://gardenie.wpengine.com/gerrycategory/escallonia-leaf-spot/?id=5706

Holly could a very good replacement if the soil is not wet. If it is the holly could be planted on a mound to lift its roots out of the wet.