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botanical name:
Erica carnea 'Myretoun Ruby'
Erica carnea 'Myretoun Ruby' © 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: dark green
flower colour: red
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:
Good cultivar with dark green foliage and from January to May flowers which open mauve-pink becoming darker with age, through magenta to deep red.

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

other notes:
Raised from seed at Myretoun, Menstrie, Clackmannonshire, Scotland by A. Porteous.
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