AWARD

HEATHERS Erica lusitanica

Commonly known as Portugal heath

Tree heather, white flushed pink
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves to 7mm (¼in) long
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Tall Shrub
    Erect shrub or small tree. Flowers are produced profusely from pink-tinged buds
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)

HEATHERS Erica lusitanica

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Naturalised in UK.
    Pests & Diseases
    Fungal attack - Phytophthora root rot, Pythium, Rhizoctonia - in warm, wet conditions
    Place of origin
    Southwestern France, Portugal, northern and southwestern Spain
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular
    Tubular to bell-shaped flowers 5mm (¼in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • 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
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1m (39in)
 

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