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Erica ciliaris ‘Aurea’

Ciliate heath

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourClear pink
  • Leaf ColourGolden yellow

Description

Erica ciliaris ‘Aurea’ (Ciliate heath). This has a rather straggly growth habit with clear pink flowers in mid-summer to mid-autumn and yellow foliage.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Heath

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and foliage (the latter all year round). Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • Soil pH4.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Seed in spring for species or for cultivators by softwood cuttings, division or by dropping in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to root rot.

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