Answer: Of the suggested plants, I'd choose red tip photinia. While it is somewhat prone to leaf spot, you can help your hedge avoid such problems by pruning it back in the fall. This will encourage healthy new growth (which is the beauty of the plant - new growth is red, turning to glossy green), and pruning will remove some of the older growth which is where the fungal spores live. Photinia is fast growing and produces a nice, dense hedge. My second choice would be escallonia. The foliage is lovely, it's relatively disease resistant, and the pink blooms are a bonus. It has no bad habits - it just doesn't grow quite as fast as photinia. My last choice would be camellia. While it's a lovely plant, it can be painfully slow growing - not the best choice if you want a fast-growing hedge. Good luck with your new hedge!
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