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botanical name:
Erica carnea 'John Pook'
Erica carnea 'John Pook' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Winter heath, Snow heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: 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
Strong growing cultivar with mid-green foliage and from January to March, lilac-pink flowers opening from white buds, giving a bi-coloured effect.

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

other notes:
Found as a seedling by D. Cox in 1975 in his own garden at Syston, Leicestershire, England and introduced by Goscote Nurseries, Crossington, Leicestershire in 1983. Named after a foreman in Goscote Nurseries.
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