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Erica carnea 'Ice Princess'

Ice Princess Heath

Heath

Comments

An excellent groundcover with pure white, urn shaped flowers in late winter to mid spring; ideal for poor soils, also great for massing in the garden; requires organic highly acidic soil, full sun and absolutely no standing water

Description

An excellent groundcover with pure white, urn shaped flowers in late winter to mid spring; ideal for poor soils, also great for massing in the garden; requires organic highly acidic soil, full sun and absolutely no standing water

Landscape Attributes

Ice Princess Heath is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Ice Princess Heath is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Ice Princess Heath will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

4 inches (6 inches with the flowers)

24 inches

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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