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Erica arborea var. alpina

Briar

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  • Erica arborea var. alpina | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Erica arborea var. alpina | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.4m to 1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Erica arborea var. alpina (Briar). ‘Alpina’ to about 2m high has bright green foliage and white flowers in dense cylindrical racemes.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Tree heath

Origin

Europe and Africa

Interest and use

Spring interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Erica arborea var. alpina | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Erica arborea var. alpina | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate from seed or from cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to root rot.

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