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ERICA carnea 'King George'
Alpine Heath, King George Heath, Winter Heath
The alpine heath cultivar 'King George' is one of the first to start blooming in early winter. Hailing from the European Alps and Eastern Europe, it has pendulant urn-shaped flowers of deep pink. Its tiny, needle-like, evergreen leaves are usually medium to dark green in the warm season and turn red in the cold season.
Alpine heath should be planted in full sun and evenly moist, well-draining, acidic soil—though this species is tolerant of more alkaline soil than others. If you must prune, do it immediately after the flowering period.
A rock garden filled with heaths, heathers, azaleas and dwarf conifers is quite beautiful and worth creating if one has the correct soil and location.
7 - 5
4 - 7
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
12"-22" / 30.5cm - 55.9cm
Early Spring, Early Winter, Winter, Late Winter
Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Red, Green, Burgundy
Alpine, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Rock Garden / Wall
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