Erica arborea var. alpina f. aureifolia 'Albert's Gold'
tree heath 'Albert's Gold'
'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
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
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
How to grow
Grow in well-drained acidic soil in full sun. See Hardy heathers for further advice
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
- Flower borders and beds
Generally pest free
May be subject to fungal attack
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