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Erica carnea

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6 available.
not absolutely sure of name lost the labels. I think they are dark pink to red in colour. 9cm pots

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Erica carnea | Fareham, Hampshire, PO16
Erica carnea | Fareham, Hampshire, PO16
Erica carnea | Fareham, Hampshire, PO16
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.25 litres × 6
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Common names

Winter heath, Heath

Description

Erica carnea (Winter heath). This is a low-spreading, frost-hardy species from the mountains of central and southern Europe. Grows to 30cm high with densely crowded branches. Throughout winter and into early spring, produces profuse, small, bell-shaped, purple-pink flowers with protruding darker stamens. This is an ideal groundcover between taller shrubs or beneath deciduous trees, or in rock gardens. Well-known cultivars include, ‘Ruby Glow’ with deep rose red flowers; ‘Springwood Pink’ with a vigorous trailing habit and rose pink flowers. These cultivars are widely planted.

Cultivation

After flowering each year the plants can be lightly pruned to keep a bushy and compact habit.

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, containers, ground cover.

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Erica carnea | Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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