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Erica carnea 'Springwood White'

Winter heath

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

Winter-flowering heaths are mainly varieties of Erica carnea and Erica x darleyensis. They are all very hardy and lime-tolerant, although not happy on very chalky soils, and generally flower all winter into early spring. 'Springwood White' is a vigorous, trailing variety with bright green foliage. In late winter it is covered in masses of white flowers.

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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