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Erica erigena 'Superba'
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common name: Irish heath, Mediterranean heath
synonyms: Erica erigena 'Mediterranea Superba'
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
Strongly scented, shell-pink flowers becoming deeper with age, in mid and late spring. Upright evergreen shrub with rather brittle stems and linear dark green leaves.
Well drained, preferably acid, soil in an open sunny situation. Best in reasonably mild areas where heavy snowfall is not expected.
Can be used as a specimen or as an informal hedge.