Erica × darleyensis 'Ghost Hills'
heather 'Ghost Hills'
A vigorous spreading dwarf evergreen shrub making a wide mat of bright green foliage, tipped cream in spring. Flowers purple, darker near the tip, in late winter and early spring
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or North–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
- Patio and container plants
- Low Maintenance
- Ground cover
- Banks and slopes
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