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James H. Schutte
ERICA carnea 'Springwood White'
Alpine Heath, Spring Heath, Springwood White Heath, Winter Heath
The small, low spreading 'Springwood White' is an evergreen subshrub with creamy white buds that open to show white blossoms in late winter and early spring. This is regarded as one of the fastest growing and toughest heaths. Erica carnea hails from the European Alps eastward into eastern Europe. It is a tidy plant with fine, needle-like, green leaves and tiny bell-shaped blooms.
Plant heath in a full sun location with evenly moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil. This species is somewhat tolerant of slightly alkaline soil and partial shade, unlike other heaths. If pruning is necessary, do it immediately after it flowers in spring. This is an ideal evergreen for rock gardens and wall edges. It pairs well with other acid-loving plants like wintergreen, azaleas and dwarf conifers.
This cultivar is sometimes referred to as 'Springwood.’
7 - 5
5 - 7
A3, 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
6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm
12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm
Early Spring, Late Winter
Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Green, Light Green
Green, Light Green, Burgundy
Alpine, Container, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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