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botanical name:
Erica carnea 'Wentwood Red'
Erica carnea 'Wentwood Red' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Winter heath, Snow heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.45m
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
Compact habit and dark green foliage. From January to March, the flowers open mid pink and deepen to magenta.

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

other notes:
Seedling found by Anne Parris at her home in Usk, Gwent, Wales and named after a nearby wood.

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