Erica carnea 'Springwood White'

Winter heath

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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Erica carnea 'Springwood White'

Plant details

Winter-flowering heathers are mainly varieties of Erica carnea and Erica x darleyensis. They are all very hardy and lime-tolerant, although not happy on chalky soils, and generally flower all winter into early spring.

Erica carnea 'Springwood White' is a vigorous, trailing winter heather, bearing bright green foliage and masses of white flowers. It's ideal for growing in pots as part of a winter container display, and works well with early flowering spring bulbs.

For best results grow Erica carnea 'Springwood White' in well-drained, slightly acidic soil in full sun.

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Erica

Species: carnea

Cultivar: Springwood White

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: 38cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to take cuttings: May to August

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