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botanical name:
Erica x darleyensis 'James Smith'
Erica x darleyensis 'James Smith' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Darley Dale Heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.40m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
description:
Compact habit with mid-green foliage tipped pink and cream in spring. Deep pink flowers, deepening with age, from December to April.

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

usage:
Th long flower sprays make this a good cultivar for cutting.

other notes:
Hybrid of Erica carnea x Erica erigena. Found by James Smith, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England.

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