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Erica carnea 'Foxhollow' (Heather 'Foxhollow')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica carnea 'Foxhollow'

Other names

Heather 'Foxhollow'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Foxhollow' _ 'Foxhollow' is a prostrate, evergreen shrub with yellow-green foliage which turns reddish-yellow in winter. It bears pale-pink flowers from late winter through spring.


Erica carnea 'Foxhollow' is: Evergreen

Habit

Prostrate, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Winter

Foliage

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn; Yellow, Red in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Phytophthora root diseases Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Erica carnea 'Foxhollow' (Heather 'Foxhollow') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Best in neutral to acid soil in full sun but tolerates alkaline conditions.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, 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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Erica carnea 'Foxhollow'

Other names

Heather 'Foxhollow'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Foxhollow' _ 'Foxhollow' is a prostrate, evergreen shrub with yellow-green foliage which turns reddish-yellow in winter. It bears pale-pink flowers from late winter through spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Prostrate, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Winter

Foliage

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn; Yellow, Red in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Erica carnea 'Foxhollow' (Heather 'Foxhollow') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Best in neutral to acid soil in full sun but tolerates alkaline conditions.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, 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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will it grow well in the shade?

just got two pots of them gonna plant them in the bedding, but the site only gets 2 hours morning sun during the summer. would they survive in the shade? read more

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