2-3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Flowering Period: March-July
- Hardiness: H5
- Eventual Height: 0.25m
- Eventual Spread: 0.7m
Erica White Glow, more commonly known as ‘Heather’, holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a dwarf spreading, evergreen shrub with dark green leaves which are tipped with cream in the Spring time. It also bears small clusters of mini white flowers on erect stems from late Winter into early Spring. This Erica creates a fantastic feature in any garden, although would be ideal planted on banks and slopes which then creates a beautiful ground cover plant for all to admire.
How to care for your Erica White Glow
- 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.