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Finnally Identified


By Aleyna

Finnally Identified (Escallonia Bífida)

Escallonia Bífidait is a perennial shrub or small tree in the family Escalloniaceae. It is native to Brazil and Uruguay. It can grow up to 4 m in height and 2.5 m in width and has dark and shiny green leaves, from 2 to 7 cm long and 0.8 to 2 cm wide.

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Great you ve now ID it its gorgeous.

22 Jan, 2020


Thank you Thrupennybit

23 Jan, 2020


Your welcome nominated to goy pedia under hedging plants .

23 Jan, 2020


What a beauty, Aleyna. I’ve a couple of escallonia varieties on the hill/bund. I just hope they do as well as yours!
I’ll google your variety, it’s a lovely colour. Is it white or a white with a hint of colour?

23 Jan, 2020


Kate, the flowers are white with a hint of lemon green inside, very pretty.

28 Jan, 2020


Absolutely lovely! Funnily enough, my white Escallonia 'Iveyi' has just started flowering!

29 Jan, 2020


Thanks Aleyna, beautiful flower!

29 Jan, 2020


Karen, I was reading about the Escallonia 'Iveyi' and found out it is a "hybrid cultivar planted as a garden ornamental. The cultivar originated as a natural hybrid seedling discovered in the garden of Caerhays Castle in Cornwall" (wikipedia).
Looked to a close picture of your escallonia and it is very similar to the ones here. The leaves are more elongated than the Iveyi species.

30 Jan, 2020


Thanks for that info. Aleyna x

30 Jan, 2020


Karen x :)

31 Jan, 2020

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