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Erica carnea ‘Vivellii’

Winter heath

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to April
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPurple-pink
  • Leaf ColourBronze-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Erica carnea ‘Vivellii’ (Winter heath). Has deep purple-pink flowers in late winter to spring with dark bronze-green leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

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
  • WaterMoist

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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