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Erica × darleyensis ‘White Perfection’

Heather

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Features

  • BloomsDecember to April
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourBright green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Erica × darleyensis ‘White Perfection’ (Heather). Spikes of white flowers are borne in early winter to mid-spring. Leaves are bright green.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

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

Interest and use

Borders, naturaliser, wildflower/meadow, ground cover

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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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