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Erica x veitchii 'Exeter' (Heather 'Exeter')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.9m
Max height
0.65m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erica x veitchii 'Exeter'

Other names

Heather 'Exeter'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Exeter' _ 'Exeter' is a bushy, evergreen shrub with erect branches and bright green foliage. It bears fragrant, white flowers in plumes from late winter though spring.


Erica x veitchii 'Exeter' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Winter

Foliage

Bright-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 veitchii 'Exeter' (Heather 'Exeter') will reach a height of 1.9m and a spread of 0.65m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, preferably acidic soil, in full sun. Will tolerate mildly alkaline soil.

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.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Erica x veitchii 'Exeter'

Other names

Heather 'Exeter'

Genus

Erica Erica

Variety or Cultivar

'Exeter' _ 'Exeter' is a bushy, evergreen shrub with erect branches and bright green foliage. It bears fragrant, white flowers in plumes from late winter though spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Winter

Foliage

Bright-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 veitchii 'Exeter' (Heather 'Exeter') will reach a height of 1.9m and a spread of 0.65m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, preferably acidic soil, in full sun. Will tolerate mildly alkaline soil.

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.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 6, Zone 5

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