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Is this an Escallonia?

keepitlivekeepitlive Posts: 101

Good morning, forum members

On a recent visit to Felley Priory in north Nottinghamshire, I saw the shrub pictured below, but forgot to ask it's name.image

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 I think it might be an Escallonia. Can anyone positively identify it please (including the variety)?

Thanks

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  • MuddyForkMuddyFork North HampshirePosts: 435

    Not sure that it is an Escallonia, the leaves look wrong. It could be a fuschia

  • keepitlivekeepitlive Posts: 101

    Thanks, Gardenmaiden and MuddyFork.

    GM, reading the description of E. 'Donard Radiance' on the RHS site, it describes the leaves as 'relatively large and rounded', but in the accompanying photo, the leaves don't look either large or rounded, so I'm confused (nothing new there!).

    MF, yes, there is a look of Fuchsia about it - now I'm even more confused.

  • keepitlivekeepitlive Posts: 101

    Sorry, all. Just to prove how confused I really am, I posted the same comment twice (now changed to this admission).

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,705

    Desfontainea spinosa?

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Fuchsia bogstandardus or is it ordinarious?image

  • MuddyForkMuddyFork North HampshirePosts: 435

    If you are an RHS member you can send them a bit for identification free of charge.  The like to see leaves and flowers

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I think it's a fuchsia, maybe thymifolia or another similar species 

    If you enlarge and look top right you can see a seed pod. 

    Hard to tell in a photo but in reality fuchsia has a much softer look and feel than escallonia

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,705

    The leaves are like little holly leaves though.

    How about Mitraria coccinea?

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Hi fidget, I just need to give it a squeeze then I'd knowimage

    Have you had a look at beginner 14's plant? It's too late, he's dug it up. But  I do like to know

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