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Erica arborea (Tree heath)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica arborea

Other names

Tree heath

Genus

Erica Erica

Species

E. arborea - E. arborea is an upright, evergreen shrub with needle-like, dark green leaves and leafy racemes of fragrant, bell-shaped, dull white, rarely pink, flowers in spring.


Erica arborea is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Upright

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

May be subject to fungal diseases.

Phytophthora root diseases Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Erica arborea (Tree heath) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, light, acid soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Avoid heavy clay. Mulch in winter in cold areas.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Erica arborea

Other names

Tree heath

Genus

Erica Erica

Species

E. arborea - E. arborea is an upright, evergreen shrub with needle-like, dark green leaves and leafy racemes of fragrant, bell-shaped, dull white, rarely pink, flowers in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

May be subject to fungal diseases.

Specific diseases

Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Erica arborea (Tree heath) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, light, acid soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Avoid heavy clay. Mulch in winter in cold areas.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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