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Erica erigena 'Irish Dusk' (Irish heath 'Irish Dusk')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica erigena 'Irish Dusk'

Other names

Irish heath 'Irish Dusk'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Irish Dusk' _ 'Irish Dusk' is a compact, erect, evergreen shrub with dark-green foliage. It bears salmon-pink flowers from winter to spring.


Erica erigena 'Irish Dusk' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Salmon in Spring; Salmon in Winter

Foliage

Dark-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 erigena 'Irish Dusk' (Irish heath 'Irish Dusk') will reach a height of 0.6m 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 erigena 'Irish Dusk'

Other names

Irish heath 'Irish Dusk'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Irish Dusk' _ 'Irish Dusk' is a compact, erect, evergreen shrub with dark-green foliage. It bears salmon-pink flowers from winter to spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Salmon in Spring; Salmon in Winter

Foliage

Dark-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 erigena 'Irish Dusk' (Irish heath 'Irish Dusk') will reach a height of 0.6m 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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