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Erica cinerea ‘Glencairn’

Bell flower heather

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Erica cinerea ‘Glencairn’ (Bell flower heather). Bears dark green foliage which has red tips in spring, and purple-pink flowers in late spring to late summer.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Western Europe including the British Isles.

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, heaths. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • 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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