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Erica x darleyensis 'Furzey'

Winter heath

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






Skill level


Erica × darleyensis 'Furzey'

Plant details

Ericas make up a wide range of over 700 plants, occurring in a range of habitats, such as dry heathland to wet moorlands in Europe and temperate Africa. The flowers are usually formed in bell shapes along spike-like racemes. While some species are frost hardy, those that are not should be grown outside and instead be protected in a cool greenhouse. Erica x darleyensis 'Furzey' is a bushy shrub that bears flowers that deepen from a rose pink to dark with age. It is particularly suitable for well drained soil and makes very good ground cover. It produces flowers in late winter and early spring.

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Erica

Species: darleyensis

Cultivar: Furzey

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Rose

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to take cuttings: April to June

Flowering period: November to March

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contradictory info - states soil type chalky/alkaline. Then in main info states happiest in acid soil. will tolerate mildly alkaline conditions, but is not happy on very chalky soils. Give us a clue - we're not all experts.

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