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Other common names
Tree heath 'Albert's Gold'
Erica arborea 'Arbora Gold' Erica arborea 'Arnold's Gold'
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
Ericaceae / Ericaceae
'Albert's Gold' is a vigorous upright, medium-sized evergreen shrub to 2m in height, with golden-yellow young foliage. Small, fragrant, globose white flowers in tall panicles to 30cm in length are produced only sparsely
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Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Grow in well-drained acidic soil in full sun
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning group 8
Generally pest free
May be subject to fungal attack
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