• Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.8m

Erica arborea var. alpina f. aureifolia 'Albert's Gold'

tree heather

RHS award of garden merit
3 litre pot £24.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained, preferably acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Primarily grown for its fine yellow foliage, which turns yellowish green as it matures, this upright evergreen shrub creates an interesting backdrop in the border - and it could also be used for informal hedging. Occasionally tiny white flowers, which have a honey-like perfume, may also form in clusters, which can grow up to 30cm long.

  • Garden care: Trim any shoots that spoil the symmetry in mid-spring. Avoid over-watering.