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Erica × darleyensis f. albiflora 'White Spring Surprise'
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heather 'Spring Surprise' [2]

A dwarf, spreading,evergreen shrub to 40cm, with bright green foliage. Thewhite flowers, produced from early to late spring, have pale pink tips and protruding brown anthers

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Ericaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, neutral or acidic soil in full sun. See Hardy heathers for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Rock garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Garden edging
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Pruning group 10

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to fungal diseases

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