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Daboecia cantabrica 'Bicolor'

Irish heath 'Bicolor'

'Bicolor' is a spreading evergreen dwarf shrub with small ovate dark green leaves and long racemes of urn-shaped flowers 10mm in length, which may be purple, white or striped with both colours

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple White Green
Autumn Purple White Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Ericaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Daboecia are dwarf evergreen shrubs with small, leathery dark green leaves, paler beneath, and terminal racemes or panicles of relatively large, nodding, urn-shaped flowers from early summer to autumn

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grows well in acidic soils in full sun. See Hardy heathers for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Pruning group 10

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases

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