Erica × veitchii 'Exeter'

Heather 'Exeter'

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Erica × veitchii 'Exeter'

Plant details

Erica x veitchii ‘Exeter’ is a winter/spring flowering heather bearing fragrant white flowers, in contrast with bright green foliage.  It's perfect for using as groundcover beneath shrubs, and is also suitable for using in winter container displays. Its flowers are extremely attractive to bees, and can be a lifeline for queen bumblebees disturbed from their hibernation.

Grow Erica x veitchii ‘Exeter’ in well-drained, neutral to acidic soil in full sun. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). 

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Erica

Species: veitchii

Cultivar: Exeter

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 180cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to take cuttings: April to July

Flowering period: March to May


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