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Erica x darleyensis - 'Mediterranean' (Heather)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Alpine, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm 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 x darleyensis - 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 x darleyensis:

  • 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 x darleyensis:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location

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