Escallonia x langleyensis
Native to South America, principally Chile. These fast-growing plants look good year-round in a border or as a screen. They have handsome, glossy leaves; foliage of some exudes a resinous fragrance. Clusters of small (to 1-in.) flowers appear in summer and fall (nearly year-round in mild climates). Plants may freeze badly at 10°F to 15°F (–12°C to –9°C) but will recover quickly. They stand up to coastal conditions and high winds, and grow in most soils, except those that are highly alkaline. Prune taller types by removing one-third of old wood each year after bloom, cutting to the base; or shape into multitrunked trees. Tip-pinch smaller kinds to keep them compact. They can be sheared as formal hedges, but this may sacrifice some bloom.Escallonia x langleyensis
This hybrid of Escallonia rubra and Escallonia virgata grows to 5 ft. tall and wide, tends to sprawl. Pink buds give rise to white flowers.
Valuable for form, foliage, fall color, easy culture. Moderate growth rate. Young and middle-aged tree...
Widely grown. Grows to 3–4 ft. tall and 4–8 ft. wide. Gray-green, crinkly leaves are fragr...
Clusters of dark blue, inch-long flowers on 6–10-in. stems.