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Erica carnea

Description

A low-growing evergreen shrub or groundcover that is attractive year-round.  Forms a dense mat over time and makes an excellent choice for slopes.  Plants like cool summers and are not recommended below USDA Zone 7.

It is in the same family as and closely related to Scotch heather (Calluna vulgaris). Erica carnea is synonymous with and formerly known as Erica herbacea.

No serious insect or disease problems. Root rot may occur in poorly drained soils. Powdery mildew, rust and wilt can be issues. 

Cultivars:
  • ‘Sherwood Pink’
  • 'Springwood pink'
Tags:
#evergreen#full sun#partial shade#showy#winter interest#slopes#winter flowers#Rock gardens
Cultivars:
  • ‘Sherwood Pink’
  • 'Springwood pink'
Tags:
#evergreen#full sun#partial shade#showy#winter interest#slopes#winter flowers#Rock gardens
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Erica
    Species:
    carnea
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Shrub
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden