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botanical name:
Escallonia 'Red Elf'
Escallonia 'Red Elf' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Escalloniaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.50m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
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
description:
Compact with a spreading habit. Glossy dark green leaves and crimson flowers in early and midsummer.

cultivation:
Fertile, well drained soil in full sun, preferably in a mild or sheltered position. Thrives in coastal locations.

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