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botanical name:
Erica carnea 'Challenger'
Erica carnea 'Challenger' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Winter heath, Snow heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.15m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Broad spreading habit and dark bronze-green foliage. Bold, deep magenta-pink flowers, winter to mid-spring.

cultivation:
Well drained, preferably acid, soil in an open sunny situation. Quite lime tolerant and will grow in light shade.

Prune back stems in spring

other notes:
Dutch origin.
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