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Heather 'Springwood White'

Erica carnea f. alba 'Springwood White'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Heather 'Springwood White' Overview

Erica carnea f. alba 'Springwood White' is an evergreen shrub cultivar from the Ericaceae family. It forms a prostrate mat of trailing bright green foliage. In winter to spring it is covered in delicate small bell-shaped flowers. Although lime tolerant, it grows best in well-drained neutral to acid soil. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Heather 'Springwood White'

How to harvest Heather 'Springwood White'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Heather 'Springwood White'


Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.

Special features of Heather 'Springwood White'

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Winter colour

Other uses of Heather 'Springwood White'

This low maintenance plant is a useful shrub for including in planting designs for banks and slopes it can also be used in containers or as edging of borders in cottage. coastal or wildlife gardens.

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