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Erica x stuartii 'Irish Lemon' (Heath 'Irish Lemon')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica x stuartii 'Irish Lemon'

Other names

Heath 'Irish Lemon'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Irish Lemon' _ 'Irish Lemon' is a low-growing, evergreen shrub with yellow foliage that is bright-yellow in spring. It bears bright-pink flowers from summer through autumn.


Erica x stuartii 'Irish Lemon' is: Evergreen

Habit

Erect, Small

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Bright-pink in Summer; Bright-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-yellow in Spring; Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn; Yellow 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 stuartii 'Irish Lemon' (Heath 'Irish Lemon') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, 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 x stuartii 'Irish Lemon'

Other names

Heath 'Irish Lemon'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Irish Lemon' _ 'Irish Lemon' is a low-growing, evergreen shrub with yellow foliage that is bright-yellow in spring. It bears bright-pink flowers from summer through autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Erect, Small

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Bright-pink in Summer; Bright-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-yellow in Spring; Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn; Yellow 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 stuartii 'Irish Lemon' (Heath 'Irish Lemon') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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