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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
Dark green, bronze-tinted foliage and purplish-pink flowers that darken to magenta. Late winter to spring flowering.

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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