2-3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: Winter-Spring
- Hardiness: H5
- Eventual Height: 0.1-0.5m
- Eventual Spread: 0.5-1m
Erica Ghost Hills, commonly known as ‘Heather’ and holder of the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a dwarf, evergreen spreading shrub with an erect form, growing into a wide mat of light green, needle like foliage. During November through to late May it bears beautiful pink flowers, darkening towards the tips, then turning cream coloured in the Spring season. With the constant vibrant colours this plant makes an ideal all year specimen. An ideal plant to be positioned in low maintenance borders or can blossom well in patio containers.
How to care for your Erica Ghost Hills
- Light: Place the plant in a location with bright, indirect light. Some varieties of Erica may tolerate partial shade, but they generally prefer full sunlight.
- Soil: Use well-draining acidic soil. A mix for ericaceous plants or heather plants is suitable. Good drainage is crucial to prevent root rot.
- Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, especially during the growing season.
- Humidity: Erica plants generally prefer higher humidity levels. If you’re growing them indoors, consider placing a tray of water near the plant or using a humidifier.
- Temperature: Most Erica plants prefer cool to moderate temperatures. Avoid exposing them to extreme heat or cold. They can tolerate some frost but should be protected during severe winter conditions.
- Fertilisation: Fertilise with a balanced, ericaceous or acid-loving plant fertiliser during the growing season. Follow the instructions on the fertiliser packaging.
- Pruning: Prune the plant after flowering to maintain its shape and encourage bushier growth. Cut back the stems that have finished flowering.