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Daboecia cantabrica

St Dabeoc's heath

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.7m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite-green, pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Daboecia cantabrica (St Dabeoc's heath). An upright evergreen shrub native to the Atlantic coasts of France and Ireland. Grows up to 60cm high and has lance-shaped-oval, dark green leaves with silver hairs beneath. The cup-shaped, white-green, pink flowers borne throughout summer and autumn are about 1cm long. Varieties include, ‘Alba’ which has pointed dark green leaves and white flowers. ‘Atropurpurea’ has deep pink purple flowers. ‘Creeping White’ has white flowers and a low creeping habit.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

W Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, ground cover. Summer/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilSandy, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Trim after flowering.

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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