Erica x veitchii 'Exeter'

Erica x veitchii 'Exeter'

Heather

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Erica x veitchii 'Exeter'
  • Common name: Heather
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1.8m

Spread: 1.8m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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). 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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