Growing guide

How to grow erica

Generally known as heaths and heathers, ericas are colourful, evergreen, hardy and easy to grow. So it’s not surprising they’re such long-standing garden favourites, used in borders, containers, rock gardens, bee-friendly plantings and winter bedding displays. Most ericas like free-draining, neutral to acidic soil and lots of sun.

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Quick facts

  • Easy-to-grow evergreen shrubs
  • Long flowering period
  • Most prefer neutral to acidic soil
  • Bees love them
  • Some have vibrant leaves – golden or with reddish tints
  • Usually compact, so ideal as ground cover and in containers
  • A few grow into large shrubs

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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