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Daboecia cantabrica ‘Snowdrift’

St Dabeoc's heath

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.35m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Daboecia cantabrica ‘Snowdrift’ (St Dabeoc's heath). Long racemes of large, white flowers appear in early summer and mid-autumn with bright green foliage.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Connemara heath, Heath

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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