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Erica cinerea 'Windlebrooke' (Bell heather 'Windlebrooke')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica cinerea 'Windlebrooke'

Other names

Bell heather 'Windlebrooke'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Windlebrooke' _ 'Windlebrooke' is a spreading, mat-forming, evergreen shrub with golden-yellow foliage turning orange-red in winter. It bears purplish-pink flowers in summer and autumn.


Erica cinerea 'Windlebrooke' is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer; Purplish-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Golden-yellow in Spring; Golden-yellow in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn; Orange-red in Winter

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 cinerea 'Windlebrooke' (Bell heather 'Windlebrooke') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Containers, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Rock

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 cinerea 'Windlebrooke'

Other names

Bell heather 'Windlebrooke'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Windlebrooke' _ 'Windlebrooke' is a spreading, mat-forming, evergreen shrub with golden-yellow foliage turning orange-red in winter. It bears purplish-pink flowers in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer; Purplish-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Golden-yellow in Spring; Golden-yellow in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn; Orange-red in Winter


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 cinerea 'Windlebrooke' (Bell heather 'Windlebrooke') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Containers, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Rock

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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