Escallonia and the Wind

frittererfritterer The Edge of the World (West Penwith, Cornwall)Posts: 25

We live very close to the coast in Cornwall and of course the wind is a constant problem regarding plant choice. I know that Escallonias are supposed to be wind-tolerant but has anyone any experience of growing these shrubs over the long term. In other words will they eventually shrivel up and die after a few years of nearly constant battering?

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  • I remember it as a child, growing wild along the sand dunes at Clymping near Littlehampton. Haven't been there for many, many years now, but there is a bush growing not far from me, here in the windy Pennines, so I would say it is fairly tough and adaptable.

    Last edited: 27 February 2017 07:56:46

  • frittererfritterer The Edge of the World (West Penwith, Cornwall)Posts: 25

    Afternoon Verdun my fellow resident Cornishman also.

    And a good afternoon and thank you to Buttercup also

    Thank you for the info, I shall begin the joy of investigating the varieties.

  • frittererfritterer The Edge of the World (West Penwith, Cornwall)Posts: 25

    Thanks Verdun. Looks like the one(s) for me.

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