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Erica arborea var. alpina (Alpine tree heather)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
0.85m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica arborea var. alpina

Other names

Alpine tree heather

Genus

Erica Erica

Species

E. arborea var. alpina - E. arborea var. alpina is a bushy, upright, mid-sized, evergreen shrub with bright-green foliage. It bears small, fragrant white flowers in spring.


Erica arborea var. alpina is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

May be subject to fungal diseases.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Erica arborea var. alpina (Alpine tree heather) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.85m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, acidic soil in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, 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)

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Botanical name

Erica arborea var. alpina

Other names

Alpine tree heather

Genus

Erica Erica

Species

E. arborea var. alpina - E. arborea var. alpina is a bushy, upright, mid-sized, evergreen shrub with bright-green foliage. It bears small, fragrant white flowers in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

May be subject to fungal diseases.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Erica arborea var. alpina (Alpine tree heather) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.85m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, acidic soil in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, 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)

USDA zones

Zone 6, Zone 5

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