Escallonia ‘Red Dream’


Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ in a 2 litre pot.

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Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ is a compact evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves and clusters of dark red flowers in summer and autumn. The flowers are very attractive to bees and other pollinators. This cultivar is a good choice for small gardens, as it only grows to about 1m in height and spread. It prefers a sunny position and well-drained soil, and is hardy in most parts of the UK. Prune lightly after flowering to maintain its shape and encourage bushiness.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Escallonia ‘Red Dream’
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy through most of the UK
  • How big will I get? Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ can grow to a height of 1m and a spread of 1m.
  • Did You Know That:Escallonia are tolerant of salty air and are perfect for a coastal garden?

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ is a versatile plant and can cope with wet or drier soils, but prefers there to be decent drainage. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ prefers a sheltered position and can cope with either full sun or partial shade.


Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ is fairly low maintenance and doesn’t require any pruning. However it can be lightly shaped and tidied up after flowering as needed. It is important to not prune Escallonia in Spring as this may affect the flowering of the plant later in the season, although any damaged parts of the plant can be removed at any time.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ can have problems with scale insects, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as leaf spot. It is also known to attract bees. It is not considered to be toxic.

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