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Escallonia - growing from seed

Hi - looking for advice from growing escallonia from seed.

We have a large hedge that has just finished flowering, and i'd like to take the seed pods, germinate and plant into a long hedge when they have grown large enough. 

Does anyone have advice? I am struggling to find details online of this process. 

Specific questions

1) Do I remove the actual seed from the seed pod before planting
2) will these survive winter in a plastic greenhouse outside, or should they be inside where it is warmer
3) The seed pods are going quite brown, is this a good time to pick them off or should I wait until they drop off?

Thanks in advance


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,331
    Don't know about seeds but cuttings are really easy.
    I took six last year and they all took within weeks. Then I had to find somewhere to put them😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I took 120 and they all died hence looking at using seeds. Good info on taking cuttings might be useful though.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I had an escallonia hedge, it's gone now, I didn't like it.  One of the reasons was I was fed up of digging its seedlings out of the block-paved drive which is alongside it.  They overwintered quite happily, with zero attention from me.  In North Wales.
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