White Bell Winter Heath

Erica x darleyensis 'Silberschmelze'

Small evergreen shrub with abundant, bell-like, sweetly scented white flowers in clusters. A popular plant that establishes quickly to make fine, dense, rounded mounds. Use for groundcover. Full to partial sun. Fast growing to 1 foot high, 3 feet wide. Cutting grown.
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6 - 8

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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciatione-REE-ka dar-lee-EN-sis
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 1 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Fall through Spring
Design IdeasThis plant is ideal for mounds around boulders and in rock gardens. Works well on cliff-side plantings or slopes facing the coastal winds. Irregular shape is perfect in natural gardens and in mixed conifer plantings on acidic but well-drained soils.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Hillside, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Key FeatureCool Season Flowers

Thrives in average to very lean, acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers evenly moist soil but tolerates mild dry spells. Prefers unimproved soils; avoid over-fertilizing. Lightly prune after flowering for a tidy appearance.

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