Alpine heath Erica carnea

alpine heath


E. carnea is a dwarf, spreading, evergreen shrub with tiny, narrow, dark green leaves. One-sided sprays about 8cm long of small, urn-shaped, pink, purple-pink, magenta or white flowers appear in late winter and early spring

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      alpine heath winter heath Mediterranean heath spring heath see more

    • Common names

      Erica herbacea, Erica mediterranea

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    group 10 after flowering

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Garden Edging Ground Cover Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Wildlife Gardens City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in mid- or late summer; mound-layer in spring

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    May be subject to Phytophthora root rot diseases