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Erica x griffithsii 'Valerie Griffiths' (Heather 'Valerie Griffiths')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica x griffithsii 'Valerie Griffiths'

Other names

Heather 'Valerie Griffiths'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Valerie Griffiths' _ 'Valerie Griffiths' is a small, spreading, evergreen shrub with narrow yellow leaves that turn deeper yellow in winter. It bears small, bell-shaped, pink flowers in summer and early autumn.


Erica x griffithsii 'Valerie Griffiths' is: Evergreen

Habit

Small, Spreading

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow in Spring; Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn; Dark-yellow in Winter

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 griffithsii 'Valerie Griffiths' (Heather 'Valerie Griffiths') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers

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), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Erica x griffithsii 'Valerie Griffiths'

Other names

Heather 'Valerie Griffiths'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Valerie Griffiths' _ 'Valerie Griffiths' is a small, spreading, evergreen shrub with narrow yellow leaves that turn deeper yellow in winter. It bears small, bell-shaped, pink flowers in summer and early autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Small, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow in Spring; Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn; Dark-yellow in Winter


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 griffithsii 'Valerie Griffiths' (Heather 'Valerie Griffiths') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers

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), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 6, Zone 5

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