Growing Calendar for Escallonia Red Dream 3L Potted Shrub
Delivery: Late March to Early November
A red-flowering evergreen shrub that is both beautiful and functional. Planted as a row of hedging Red Dream can protect your growing crops from turbulent winds.
In mid summer Escallonia shrubs reveal red tubular flowers that attract bees and other pollinating insects which stick around to pollinate fruiting vegetables like peas and beans.
Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ is ideal for planting as specimen shrub at the front of a sunny border or even in a container. Grow Escallonia ‘Red Dream’ in any moderately fertile, free draining soil in a sunny site that is sheltered from cold winds.
Grow a number of plants 16in (40cm) apart in a row to create a hedge of plants that will knit together forming structure and forming a boundary around and within your garden.
How your plants arrive
Your plant arrives to you as a young plant in a 3 litre pot, containing a pot of soil with roots running through it and some small green stems and leaves.
Your 1 flower plant will arrive to you in a 3 litre pot with a polythene bag covering the root zone. This is all contained in a plastic pack for double-protection (which acts as a mini-greenhouse) to create a good humid atmosphere for your young plant to thrive and get a really good start to produce you lovely flowers.
Your container comes in a box for extra protection when leaving our nursery to arriving at your home.
Check your plants are in the plastic container, with healthy young leaves.
Can’t plant straight away?
If you cannot plant up your perennial flower plant straight away into their permanent position make sure the plug of your plant is kept moist at all times.
You can place your plant on a saucer or tray of water so the plug is immersed at the beginning of the day. Keep an eye on it and take it out of the water once the soil is moist from absorbing the water beneath.
Keep your plant in a well-ventilated and light position in its plastic container after giving it water. Look to planting in their permanent position within 5-7 days.
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days