Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 20-30cm
Characteristics: Subtle pink shades of new growth foliage appear in the spring time and eventually transition into the common green and creamy-white variegated leaves.
Growth & Spread: Slow growing. With approximately equivalent heights and spreads of around 0.6 to 0.75 m.
Flourishing Season: Some flowers appear during spring time in April and May. These flowers are small, white and bell-shaped on racemes.
Water & Maintenance: Water until established. Provide protection and shelter for younger plants. Otherwise, low maintenance overall.
“Little Heath” is a beautiful evergreen known for its compact and bushy habit. As well, it has pink to red coloured new foliage. These new-growth colours change into darker greens with creamy fringes, associated with its older, variegated leaves. These glossy green leaves are obovate and approximately 3 to 4 cm long.
Later in mid-spring, but along with the new growth, arrive small, urn-shaped flowers on racemes hanging throughout the plant. These flowers are also fragrant and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Hardy in most of the UK. It prefers more acidic soils and is good to companion plant with other acidic-loving shrubs and plants like Azaleas and Camellias. They prefer sheltered areas with full sun to partial shade.
Performs well as a compact accent in landscape settings as long as the ground is well-drained and moist. It also does well in smaller gardens, like in city settings and for use in courtyards. Due its smaller growth, it is easy to plant in a container and decorate your patio or courtyard.
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