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Erica carnea 'Myretoun Ruby'

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erica (ER-ee-kuh) (Info)
Species: carnea (KAR-nee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Myretoun Ruby

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Category:
Groundcovers
Shrubs

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By simple layering
By serpentine layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral smiln32 On Nov 8, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Foliage is a dark green and flowers are a lovely reddish-pink. This plant is not deciduous and is hardy to 0 degrees, perhaps even to -10 degrees. It does not grow especially fast, though.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Uxbridge, Massachusetts



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