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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
heather 'Myretoun Ruby'
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
'Myretoun Ruby' is a prostrate evergreen shrub to 15cm in height and 45cm wide, with dark green foliage and racemes of deep rose-pink to magenta flowers from winter to spring
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
A lime-tolerant heather, prefers well-drained neutral to acid soil in full sun but tolerant of alkaline soils in some shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes Ground Cover Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
Patio & Container Plants Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 10 after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases
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heather 'Myretoun Ruby'
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