Erica tetralix 'Con Underwood'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained acid soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to October
- Flower colour: magenta
- Other features: lance-shaped grey-green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Star-like whorls of magenta-pink flowers appear from July to October at the tips of the stems, which are clothed in lance-shaped grey-green leaves. This charming cross-leafed heath prefers an open, sunny location with freely draining acid soil. Compact and spreading in habit, it creates a marvellous tapestry effect planted in bold drifts alongside other varieties with contrasting foliage and flowers.
- Garden care: During the growing season water regularly, applying a half-strength application of a balanced liquid fertiliser every four weeks. After the plant has flowered trim with shears or secateurs to remove the dead flowers and encourage bushy growth.
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