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Erica arborea - 'Alpina' (Tree Heather)

Erica arborea - 'Alpina' (Tree Heather)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Alpine, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Erica arborea - Cultivation Notes

This lime hating heather requires neutral or acid soils, preferring an open sunny spot, tolerating cold as well as dry conditions. It is low maintenance ground cover need - cut back flower stalks to main growth after flowering.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Erica arborea:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Erica arborea:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Plant for extreme coastal screening
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location

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Common Missspellings: Erika, Ericer, Eriker, Ericar, Errica, Ericka, Erricker

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