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botanical name:
Erica carnea 'Vivellii'
Erica carnea 'Vivellii' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Winter heath, Snow heath
synonyms:  Erica carnea 'Urville'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.25m
width: 0.35m
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:
Dark green, bronze-tinted foliage and purplish-pink flowers that darken to magenta. Late winter to spring flowering.

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

other notes:
Found by Paul Theoholdt in the Engadive Alps, Switzerland, in 1906 and named after his employer.

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