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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
alpine heath winter heath
Mediterranean heath spring heath
Erica herbacea Erica mediterranea L.
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
E. carnea is a dwarf, spreading, evergreen shrub with tiny, narrow, dark green leaves. One-sided sprays about 8cm long of small, urn-shaped, pink, purple-pink, magenta or white flowers appear in late winter and early spring
C & S Europe
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
A lime tolerant heather, prefers well-drained, neutral to acid soil in full sun but will tolerate alkaline soils and some shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in mid- or late summer; mound-layer in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover Low Maintenance
Wildlife Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 10 after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to Phytophthora root rot diseases
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