(D = deciduous leaf losing and E = evergreen)
Most of the cultivated escallonias are evergreen, flowering in summer, hardiest near the sea where they are often used for hedges. A few are reasonably hardy inland, including the semi-evergreen E. langleyensis, but away from the sea most kinds do better if protected by a wall. Prune after flowering to cut away the flowered growths. Plant October or April.
C. F. Ball (E), 6 ft. or more, crimson flowers.
E. Donard Brilliance (E), 5 to 6 ft., crimson flowers.
E. Donard Seedling (E), 9 to 10 ft., with fragrant, white, pink-flushed flowers.
E. langleyensis (semi-evergreen), 6 ft. or more, with arching branches of bright red flowers.