Posted: 06/01/2015 at 00:04
Escallonia grows everywhere down here....as hedges, specimens eTc. I too grow Iveyii but it, like all escallonias, can be kept neat and small. It flowers easily and repeatedly so pruning only alters when.
escallonia recently has suffered from disease issues ......however, they seem to have overcome them over past 2 years down here
for a hedge consider lonicera nitIda Baggesons Gold. Beautiful olive foliage with lovely yellow arching shoots. Easily trimmed ....mine are as conical shapes.
Golden privet is a lovely evergreen too...butter yellow new shoots and easily contained.
Pittosporum Garnetti too is worth considering. Lovely grey variegated leaves with a hint of pink at times
potentillas too make good flowering hedges as do hypericum hidcote. Not evergreen but retain a Woody structure over winter.