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Erica × darleyensis ‘Furzey’

Heather

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to December
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourLilac with long white sepals
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Erica × darleyensis ‘Furzey’ (Heather). This species will form a dense evergreen bushy shrub about 65cm high with dark green foliage. In late autumn until the spring it is profusely covered with short spikes of cylindrical, white-green, pink, red-purple, cup-shaped flowers with protruding darker stamens. The evergreen foliage is needle-like and the new growth is usually colourful and tinged with red or cream. The flowers are profuse and appear in the late winter and continue into the spring. They will tolerates a wide range of soil conditions as long as it is grown in full sun.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Hybrid of garden origin, E. herbacea x E, erigena

Interest and use

Border, naturaliser, wildflower/meadow, ground cover, walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 9.0
  • 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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