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Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ 2L Pot

Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ is a popular cultivar of the Escallonia genus, known for its vibrant red flowers and glossy evergreen foliage. It is a compact, dense shrub that adds beauty and color to garden landscapes. Here are some key features of Escallonia ‘Red Dream’:

Flowers: ‘Red Dream’ produces abundant clusters of tubular flowers in a rich shade of red. The flowers are small, bell-shaped, and have a sweet fragrance. They attract pollinators like bees and butterflies to the garden.

Foliage: This cultivar features glossy, dark green leaves that are oval or lance-shaped. The foliage remains evergreen throughout the year, providing year-round interest in the garden. The leaves have a slightly serrated edge, adding texture to the plant.

Size and Growth Habit: Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ is a compact shrub that typically grows to a height of around 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters) and has a similar spread. It has a bushy, mounding growth habit, making it suitable for hedges, borders, or as a standalone specimen plant.

Sun and Soil Requirements: This shrub thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering during dry spells.

Hardy Zones: It can tolerate mild frosts but may require protection in colder regions.

Landscape Uses: ‘Red Dream’ is commonly used as a decorative shrub in gardens and landscapes. It works well as a low hedge, border plant, or in mixed shrub beds. Its dense growth habit also makes it suitable for screening or creating privacy barriers.

Maintenance: Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ is generally low-maintenance. Pruning is typically done in late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged branches. Light pruning after the flowering period can help promote bushier growth and enhance flowering for the next season.

Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ is a versatile and visually appealing shrub that offers year-round interest with its vibrant red flowers and glossy foliage. Whether used in formal hedges, mixed borders, or as a standalone specimen, it adds color and texture to garden landscapes.

Delivery Times Ireland 3-5 working days


Height
20/40cm

Growth rate
30cm per year

Planting Distance
40cm

 

Height
20/40cm

 

Growth Rate
30cm per year

 

Planting Distance
40cm

 

4.50

119 in stock

119 in stock