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Erica vagans f. alba 'Kevernensis Alba' 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

Green 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

2-5 years


Preferred common name

Cornish heath 'Kevernensis Alba'

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

'Kevernensis Alba' is a compact dwarf evergreen shrub to 25cm tall, with bright green foliage and white flowers in short racemes in late summer and autumn

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

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

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained acidic soil in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid
  • Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Ground Cover, Rock Garden or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases