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Daboecia Genus

St Dabeoc's heath

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Daboecia genus (St Dabeoc's heath). This genus consists of low and spreading species, with two evergreen species. The flowers are white-purple and cup-shaped and the leaves are dark green and lance-shaped to elliptical.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs

Other common names

Heather, Heath

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and foliage (the latter all year round). Ground cover.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Seed in spring for species or for cultivators by softwood cuttings, division or layering in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Root rot.

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