Weeping’ Escallonia

Maura Corcoran asked 13 years ago

I have an Escallonia which may be Slieve Donard variety, it has weeping pendulous branches with red blossoms and differs from the usual hedging variety. How should it be pruned to make it more bushy and should the ‘weeping’ branches be supported? How high might it grow? (presently about 3 ft.)

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Escallonia ‘Slieve Donard’ is a very beautiful variety that naturally arches, not quite weeping. Simply shorten back some of the shoots after flowering each years and it will bush up and broaden as it ages. No support needed… too much trouble.