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Erica Arborea "Alberts Gold"

posted 20 Feb 2010, 10:19 by David Turner   [ updated 21 Feb 2010, 05:46 by Flatland Cheeseminer ]
Today, in a garden centre in the Peak District, I found Erica Arborea. This one is called 'Albert's Gold but I presume there will be others of a more mid green colouration. Like all ericas it prefers an acid or at least lime-free well draining soil. It can grow up to 34 inches in 5 years but is very tolerant of pruning and I think that in a soil slightly less to its taste it may be slower growing.