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Erica erigena ‘Superba’

Irish heath

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height1m to 1.8m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourClear pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Erica erigena ‘Superba’ (Irish heath). ‘Superba’ with clear pink, fragranced flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Heath

Origin

France and Spain

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

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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