Mediterranean White Winter Heath

Erica x darleyensis 'Mediterranean White'

This compact, evergreen shrub creates a low, mounding, deer-resistant ground cover. Pure white lowers billow over fine deep green foliage.Thrives in cool-summer areas. Requires minimal care. A colorful, early-season bloomer for rock gardens, slopes or borders.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationER-ee-kuh dar-lee-EN-sis
Average Size at MaturitySpreads to 14 to 18 in. tall, 24 to 30 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate winter to early spring
Design IdeasHeaths can be treated as spreading groundcover plants or as small mounding shrubs. They are best used in wild or rock gardens, where they can develop naturally. Particularly attractive when allowed to cascade off retaining walls and edges of raised planters.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCamellia (Camellia); Azalea (Azalea); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Holly (Ilex); Pine (Pinus); Hosta (Hosta)

Easily grown in average, well drained soils with neutral to acidic pH. Young plants require consistently moist soil to become established. Prune lightly as needed for a neat appearance, removing old or damaged wood. Feed lightly in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8

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