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Erica arborea ‘Albert’s Gold’

Winter heather

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Erica arborea 'Albert's Gold'
  • Common name: Winter heather
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Golden

Erica arborea ‘Albert’s Gold’

Erica arborea ‘Albert’s Gold’ bears bright golden soft evergreen foliage all year round, with scented white flowers as an occasional late-winter bonus. It’s a great choice for growing in pots where it combines well with Erica carnea and spring-flowering bedding plants.

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Grow Erica arborea ‘Albert’s Gold’ in well-drained, fertile soil in a sheltered, sunny spot. Trim the foliage lightly in late spring to keep it in shape.

How to grow Erica 'Albert's Gold'

  • Plant size

    2m height

    80cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Erica 'Albert's Gold' and wildlife

Erica 'Albert's Gold' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Erica 'Albert's Gold' poisonous?

Erica 'Albert's Gold' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People