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Erica ciliaris ‘David McClintock’

Ciliate heath

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.15m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Erica ciliaris ‘David McClintock’ (Ciliate heath). Leaves are light grey-green and in mid-summer to mid-autumn there are white flowers with pink tips.

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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