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Erica tetralix 'Pink Star' (Cross-leaved heath 'Pink Star')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.35m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica tetralix 'Pink Star'

Other names

Cross-leaved heath 'Pink Star'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Star' _ 'Pink Star' is a compact, mat-forming, evergreen shrub with grey-green foliage. It bears lilac-pink, bell-shaped flowers in summer and autumn.


Erica tetralix 'Pink Star' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Lilac-pink in Summer; Lilac-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

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 tetralix 'Pink Star' (Cross-leaved heath 'Pink Star') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.35m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Containers, 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 tetralix 'Pink Star'

Other names

Cross-leaved heath 'Pink Star'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Star' _ 'Pink Star' is a compact, mat-forming, evergreen shrub with grey-green foliage. It bears lilac-pink, bell-shaped flowers in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Lilac-pink in Summer; Lilac-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


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 tetralix 'Pink Star' (Cross-leaved heath 'Pink Star') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.35m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Containers, 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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