Erica arborea 'Estrella Gold'
tree heath 'Estrella Gold'
'Estrella Gold' is a small, slow-growing, evergreen shrub to 1.2m, with bright yellow young foliage becoming greener in summer but retaining yellow tips. Small fragrant white flowers in long panicles appear in spring
Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
North–facing or West–facing or South–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
- Low Maintenance
- Banks and slopes
Generally pest free
May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases
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