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Erica x darleyensis 'J.W. Porter' (Heather 'J.W. Porter')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica x darleyensis 'J.W. Porter'

Other names

Heather 'J.W. Porter'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'J.W. Porter' _ 'J.W. Porter' is a compact evergreen shrub with green foliage tipped red and mauve-pink flowers.


Erica x darleyensis 'J.W. Porter' is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple, Pink in Spring; Pink, Purple in Winter

Foliage

Green, Red in Spring; 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 x darleyensis 'J.W. Porter' (Heather 'J.W. Porter') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, humus-rich, acidic soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Erica x darleyensis 'J.W. Porter'

Other names

Heather 'J.W. Porter'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'J.W. Porter' _ 'J.W. Porter' is a compact evergreen shrub with green foliage tipped red and mauve-pink flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple, Pink in Spring; Pink, Purple in Winter

Foliage

Green, Red in Spring; 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 x darleyensis 'J.W. Porter' (Heather 'J.W. Porter') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, humus-rich, acidic soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

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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