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botanical name:
Erica carnea 'Rotes Juwel'
Erica carnea 'Rotes Juwel' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Winter heath, Snow heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: slow
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
Magenta-red flowers from November to April and dark green foliage turning reddish in winter. Slow growing.

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

other notes:
Selected by Kurt Kramer, with Erica carnea 'Myretoun Ruby' as one of the parents.

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