Bell Heather

Erica cinerea f. aureifolia | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

You can ring all your friends to tell them you've planted a bell heather.

Erica cinerea f. aureifolia is a Bell Heather that has wonderful ever-changing foliage that adds interest to the garden on a year round basis. During the spring and summer its small, needle like leaves are a green-yellow shade. These gradually become flushed with orange during the autumn and winter. It also sports pretty flowers during the summer months. It’s a great choice for a UK plant, as it can cope with the very worst of Mother Nature’s fury. Easy to grow and requiring little on-going care, it’s a wonderful addition to a low maintenance garden.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.1 - 0.2
Spread [m]
  • 0.2 - 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-8
Heat zone
  • H8-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -7
Heat days
  • 45 - 120
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Long season of interest
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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