Escallonia Red Dream

 

Escallonia Red Dream. An excellent shrub ideal for costal areas. Foliage is a bright green colour and glossy looking. Produces masses of small plum-red coloured flowers from early summer. Ideal for sunny walls and borders or as an informal hedge. Height and Spread in 10 years 1.5 M by 1.5 M.

 

Plant in fertile well drained soil in a sheltered sunny spot. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.