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Erica lusitanica (Tree Heather)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Alpine, Evergreen, 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 lusitanica - Cultivation Notes

This lime tolerant heather copes with slightly chalky, as well as neutral and acid soils, preferring an open sunny spot, it tolerates the cold as well as dry conditions. It is low maintenance ground cover need - trim to shape after flowering.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Erica lusitanica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Erica lusitanica:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location

View all the plants listed in Genus Erica

View other alpines with white flowers, or alpines with medium green foliage

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

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