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ERICA carnea 'Vivellii'
Alpine Heath, Spring Heath, Vivellii Heath, Winter Heath
The broad, low spreading evergreen subshrub 'Vivellii' is a dwarf alpine heath that becomes covered with carmine-red flowers in winter and early spring. Erica carnea hails from the European Alps eastward into eastern Europe. This tidy cultivar has fine, needle-like, green leaves and tiny bell-shaped blooms. In winter, the leaves turn to shades of bronzy red.
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.
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
5"-6" / 12.7cm - 15.2cm
12"-22" / 30.5cm - 55.9cm
Early Spring, Late Winter
Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Spring, Fall, Winter
Dark Green, Bronze
Alpine, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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