Erica x darleyensis 'Furzey'

Winter heath

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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Erica × darleyensis 'Furzey'

Plant details

Erica x darleyensis 'Furzey' bears clusters of lilac-pink, urn-shaped flowers, in contrast with fresh green foliage, from December to May. It has a low, spreading habit, making it an ideal candidate for using as groundcover beneath shrubs or deciduous trees. It's also suitable for growing in winter container displays.

Grow Erica x darleyensis 'Furzey' in well-drained, neutral to acidic soil in full sun.

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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