AWARD

HEATHERS Erica arborea 'Albert's Gold'

Commonly known as Tree heath

Tree heath with scented white flowers in early spring and the brightest golden foliage
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • White
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    80cm (32in)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

HEATHERS Erica arborea 'Albert's Gold'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Seldom blooms
    Pests & Diseases
    Fungal attack from Phytophthora root rot, Pythium, and Rhizoctonia in warm, wet conditions.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin (Birmingham, UK)
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Lightly honey-scented.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile well drained soil
    Open site
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  80cm (32in)
 

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