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Erica carnea f. aureifolia 'Foxhollow' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Mat forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Pale Pink in Spring and Winter

Foliage

Green, Red and Yellow in Winter
Green and Yellow in Autumn, Spring and Summer

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

heather 'Foxhollow'

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

'Foxhollow' is a prostrate evergreen heather to 25cm in height, with yellow-green young foliage, becoming reddish-yellow in winter. Flowers pale pink, in short racemes, from late winter

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

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance, Banks and Slopes, Ground Cover or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases