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botanical name:
Escallonia 'Red Dream'
Escallonia 'Red Dream' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Escalloniaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.60m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Dwarf, low spreading, creeping habit making hummocks of evergreen, glossy dark green leaves. Deep red flowers in summer. Slow growing.

Fertile, well drained soil in full sun, preferably in a mild or sheltered position. Rather tender but thrives in coastal locations.

Good groundcover for mild areas.

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