Heather 'Springwood White'

Erica carnea f. alba 'Springwood White'

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Erica carnea f. alba 'Springwood White' is an evergreen shrub cultivar from the Ericaceae family. It forms a prostrate mat of trailing bright green foliage. In winter to spring it is covered in delicate small bell-shaped flowers. Although lime tolerant, it grows best in well-drained neutral to acid soil. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Winter, Spring

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.

Special features

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Winter colour

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Sand, Clay, Loam, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This low maintenance plant is a useful shrub for including in planting designs for banks and slopes it can also be used in containers or as edging of borders in cottage. coastal or wildlife gardens.

Personality

Family

Ericaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Strong

Related Problems

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