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Escallonia Red Dream

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Particularly tolerant of seaside conditions

Noted for its resistance to seaside conditions, Red Dream is suitable for coastal areas, especially with its rounded dark green foliage, and pinkish-purple, red tubular flowering.

Where?

Red Dream prefers shelter from cold, and grows well in full sunlight, or partial shade, with its flowering period occurring from July to August. It is perfect for low hedging, screens, and as a border plant.

How?

Though Red Dream needs little maintenance, it flourishes in moist but dry soil, and if sheltered from cold, harsh winds.

Escallonia Red Dream can provide structure to borders in winter months, and can also provide an attractive flowering border all year around.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub, Hedging
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Autumn
Flowering July - November
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 60 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 85 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 35 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Medium, Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Garden edging, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From March to September