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Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’

Winter heath

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Features

  • BloomsDecember to May
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourApple green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’ (Winter heath). ‘Springwood White’ with a vigorous, spreading habit.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen, Heath

Other common names

Heath

Origin

Italy

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, containers, ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • 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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