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Escallonia 'Red Dream'

Red Escallonia, Redclaws

The average plant height is 20 cm

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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Shrubs
Height:1.00 m
Spread:1.00 m
Flowering time:Spring, Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy
Garden uses:Borders, Containers, Hedging, Living areas, Paths & Steps, Pool areas
Garden styles:Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Cottage, Formal, Frontyard, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Escallonia 'Red Dream' Details

Escallonia ‘Red Knight’ is a variety of Escallonia renowned for its attractive foliage and quaint flowers. Lush and glossy, green leaves give way to showy clusters of red-pink flowers through spring and summer. It typically grows to 2 m tall and the same wide and can be trimmed as necessary. Best performance with this evergreen shrub is achieved when it is grown in full sun on a well-drained site though it is hardy to moderate frost, some wind, and coastal conditions. Escallonia ‘Red Knight’ is commonly included in a mixed planting, used as a backdrop for smaller plants, included in cottage gardens, planted around outdoor living areas, or trimmed into a hedge with plants spaced 50 cm apart. This is a colourful plant well suited to NZ gardens.

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