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Erica x darleyensis 'Alice'

Alice Heath

Heath

Comments

One of the toughest and more tolerant of heaths to a variety of soils and moisture conditions, this variety features red-pink flowers along upright spikes in late winter and early spring; makes a great groundcover in a mass planting

Description

One of the toughest and more tolerant of heaths to a variety of soils and moisture conditions, this variety features red-pink flowers along upright spikes in late winter and early spring; makes a great groundcover in a mass planting

Landscape Attributes

Alice Heath is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. 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.

Alice Heath is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Alice Heath will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 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 medium 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:

5b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 inches (24 inches with the flowers)

24 inches

acidic

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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