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Erica canaliculata (Channelled heath)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica canaliculata

Other names

Channelled heath

Genus

Erica Erica

Species

E. canaliculata - E. canaliculata is an evergreen shrub with dark green needle-like leaves and pink and white bell-shaped flowers.


Erica canaliculata is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink, White in Spring; White, Pink in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects

Phytophthora root diseases Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

Prune tips in spring to promote branching.

Propagation methods

Layering, Leaf cuttings, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Erica canaliculata (Channelled heath) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in fertile but well-drained soil in a warm frost-free area. Grow under glass in loam-based compost in full or bright filtered light.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Erica canaliculata

Other names

Channelled heath

Genus

Erica Erica

Species

E. canaliculata - E. canaliculata is an evergreen shrub with dark green needle-like leaves and pink and white bell-shaped flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink, White in Spring; White, Pink in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

Prune tips in spring to promote branching.

Propagation methods

Layering, Leaf cuttings, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Erica canaliculata (Channelled heath) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in fertile but well-drained soil in a warm frost-free area. Grow under glass in loam-based compost in full or bright filtered light.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 6, Zone 5

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