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botanical name:
Erica carnea 'King George'
Erica carnea 'King George' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Winter heath, Snow heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.25m
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:
Compact habit, dark green foliage. Pink flowers, deepening with age, appearing in early winter and through to March..

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

other notes:
Collected in Europe by Richard Potter of James Backhouse Nursery, York, England.

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