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Erica vagans f. aureifolia 'Valerie Proudley' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Mat forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

Cornish heath 'Valerie Proudley'

Family

Ericaceae


Erica can be prostrate or erect, evergreen shrubs with fine, needle-like leaves in whorls, and racemes or panicles of small, bell-shaped or tubular flowers

'Valerie Proudley' is a compact, spreading evergreen shrub to 15cm, with bright yellow young foliage becoming deep golden yellow with age. Flowers white, rather sparse

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained acidic soil in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Garden Edging, Patio/Container Plants, Rock Garden, Ground Cover or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to fungal diseases