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We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Portugal heath Portuguese heath
Erica can be prostrate or erect, evergreen shrubs with fine, needle-like leaves in whorls, and racemes or panicles of small, bell-shaped or tubular flowers
E. lusitanica is an erect-growing medium-sized evergreen shrub with plume-like branches of light green foliage. Flowers tubular, white, scented, from pink-tinged buds are borne in large branched racemes in winter and spring
W Iberian Peninsula to SW France, naturalised SW England
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained acidic soil in full sun
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Garden Edging Ground Cover Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Pruning group 10
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to fungal diseases
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