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Sep 28, Escallonia Hedge. For the first pruning of our hedges we must start densifying the foliage, this will be achieved by blunting all branches with regular pruning. This emergence will force the plant to spread more branches, gradually achieving our Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins.
Jul 28, Pruning and caring for escallonia Use of long shears is recommended and pruners for the larger branches. In a hedge, you can use a hedge trimmer to prune your escallonia. Read our page on pruning shrubs. Feb 23, There’s no need to regularly prune escallonia, unless you’re growing it as a hedge.
Prepare ground by digging in well-rotted compost or soil conditioner, and plant in spring if possible so plants can become well established before winter.
Escallonia hedges should be trimmed immediately after flowering has finished. Pruning just once a year after flowering will result in the greatest quantity of flowers: trimming can be done more frequently if a more formal hedge shape is required, although this will result in fewer stumpclearing.bar: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Nov 01, Prune escallonia hedges in the autumn immediately after flowering - September would be about right, even if it's still got a few flowrs on - doing it now wouldn't be too late.
If you're happy with an informal hedge you can just trim it lightly with secateurs to take out straggly bits etc, and this method will give you more flowers the following year.
In mid-spring, take out up to a third of the oldest branches, either near to the ground or where two main stems join.
May 17, To reduce the size of big shrubs, you can remove up to 1/3 of the old wood just after the plant blossoms. If you have read some escallonia shrub info, you know that the plant is full of buds in spring. If you prune in spring, you’ll drastically reduce the numbers of flowers on the stumpclearing.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.