Garden plant for id 220311MK1: 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Please help to id this shrub found planted at a Botanical Garden in Kodaikanal, TN

Date/Time- 06-11-2010 / 11:10 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPca.2200asl; Kodaikanal, TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Bryant’s park
Plant Habit-shrub
Height/Length- ca. 2 m
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- c. 6 x 3 cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- terminal raceme
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- pink; 1cm across; 2cm long

I suppose Escallonia macrantha

Escallonia macrantha indeed

Looking again at pictures and having clicked a lot this year in California, I am convinced that this is not E. macrantha which is now considered as E. rubra var. macrantha. It is characterised by glandular viscid stems, pedicels and calyx (rather a key character), which is lacking in these photographs. Please see this from KEW website:

I think above plant should be Escallonia ‘Apple Blossom’

To me it looks different.
What about


October,2008 at the Bryant’s Park, Kodaikanal; For ID please: 060110AK1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

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