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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
ERICA x darleyensis
The hybrid of winter heath and Irish heath, this low evergreen shrub bears clusters of small white to rose-pink bell-shaped flowers over many weeks in winter and early spring. The small, needle-like, whorled leaves are typically dark green, but in some cultivars are yellow, bronze, or variegated.
This plant prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soil, full sun, and protection from drying winds. It tolerates neutral soil and short periods of drought. It is often used in the rock garden, or as an edging or ground cover.
8 - 7
6 - 8
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8"-24" / 20.3cm - 61.0cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Early Spring, Winter
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Pink, Rose
Yellow, Dark Green, Bronze
Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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