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Erica x darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson' (Heath 'Arthur Johnson')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica x darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson'

Other names

Heath 'Arthur Johnson'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Arthur Johnson' _ 'Arthur Johnson' is a small, vigorous, spreading, dwarf evergreen shrub. It has cream-tipped spring foliage and bears long racemes of bright-pink flowers in winter and spring.


Erica x darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson' is: Evergreen

Habit

Small, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Bright-pink in Spring; Bright-pink in Winter

Foliage

Cream, Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn; Green 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 x darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson' (Heath 'Arthur Johnson') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Best in neutral to acid soil in full sun but will tolerate alkaline soils.

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)

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Botanical name

Erica x darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson'

Other names

Heath 'Arthur Johnson'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Arthur Johnson' _ 'Arthur Johnson' is a small, vigorous, spreading, dwarf evergreen shrub. It has cream-tipped spring foliage and bears long racemes of bright-pink flowers in winter and spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Small, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Bright-pink in Spring; Bright-pink in Winter

Foliage

Cream, Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn; Green 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 x darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson' (Heath 'Arthur Johnson') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Best in neutral to acid soil in full sun but will tolerate alkaline soils.

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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