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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
Compact habit with mid-green foliage tipped pink and cream in spring. Deep pink flowers, deepening with age, from December to April.

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

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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