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Springwood Pink Heath

Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink'

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Springwood Pink Heath (Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Springwood Pink Heath flowers

Springwood Pink Heath flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Springwood Pink Heath (Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Springwood Pink Heath in bloom

Springwood Pink Heath in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  8 inches

Flower Height:  12 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Other Names:  Spring Heath, Snow Heath, Winter Heath

Description:

An excellent groundcover with light pink tubular flowers in early spring and light green needle-like foliage, ideal for poor soils, also great for massing in the garden; requires organic highly acidic soil, full sun and absolutely no standing water

Ornamental Features

Springwood Pink Heath is covered in stunning spikes of pink bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from late winter to mid spring. It has light green foliage. The tiny needles remain light green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Springwood Pink Heath is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Springwood Pink Heath is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Springwood Pink Heath will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features