What's better than a trip to the Mediterranean in the winter? Bringing the vacation home with a Mediterranean Pink Winter Heath (Erica x darleyensis 'Mediterranean Pink')!
We've all been there. It's the last stretch of winter and you start thinking you can't take another day of the cold, gloomy weather. You step outside one morning to grab the mail and you see Mediterranean Pink in full bloom. Yes! During the winter!
This evergreen shrub features pretty, pine looking branches and foliage in a neat, compact form. Most of the year, it makes for a lovely accent to your garden but for a truly spectacular couple of weeks each winter into early spring, this Winter Heath springs to life!
It'll bud lavender pink flowers spanning across the entire plant! The mounding habit displays the copious amounts of blooms perfectly!
Since this specimen blooms so early in the season, it provides important nutrients for your local pollinators, which are just starting to show up again after the long cold season! Sit back and watch the fluttering show.
While pollinators love the flowers, the green foliage of Mediterranean Pink is relatively unappetizing to the local wildlife such as deer. So plant it wherever you wish secure in the knowledge that it'll be left alone.
While your neighbors are still waiting (not so patiently) for their gardens to show signs of coming back to life, yours will already be in full swing!
Whether you're looking to add an accent to your rock garden or for a unique ground cover that provides winter flowers, Mediterranean Pink Winter Heath is just what you need to bring the vacation right to your yard! Order yours today!
Mediterranean Pink specializes and the "spilling" in spiller and thriller combos. Meaning it loves to flow over edges and downhills. Of course, that's only one of many things it's good at.
Rock gardens are just begging to have one of these winter heaths planted in it as an accent piece! The dark evergreen branches would look lovely up against lighter colored river rock.
Do you have a planter or container on your patio that seems to draw the eye up without filling in underneath?
Add one of these to grow down the edges to complete the look. Bringing Mediterranean Pink onto the patio is another great way to make sure you can admire it from the comfort of your home!
This specimen makes a fantastic dense groundcover or border for your perennial flower beds! It'll warm up the crowds before letting the pretty perennials take center stage as the main attraction.
You can planta Mediterranean Pink Winter Heath at the top of a hill in your landscape. It'll creep downwards creating a beautiful focal point while providing efficient and effective erosion control.
Do you have that amazing spring outfit you've been dreaming about wearing? Make sure you've got the perfect background that screams "spring is here!"
This evergreen shrub establishes quickly and is so easy to care for, you might just not believe it!
You'll want to consider a couple of things when picking the perfect planting spot. One being that Mediterranean Pink absolutely adores the sun and could sunbathe all day long and be happy as a clam (well, plant).
While full sun is best, it'll tolerate light shade rather well. Don't compromise on the soil drainage though. Well drained soils are one of the most important parts of keeping your plants happy and healthy. Acidic soils aren't necessary but it certainly shows a preference!
Make sure to water regularly until Mediterranean Pink is quite established so it doesn't get too thirsty. After the first year watering won't be nearly as necessary.
Add a layer of mulch to help your watering go further and last longer. Plus, it only adds to the aesthetic of your garden.
There's no reason to spend the big bucks on a winter vacation to Greece or Italy. Simply bring an early end to winter altogether with a Mediterranean Pink Winter Heath. Order yours today from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Erica x darleyensis 'Mediterranean Pink'|
|Mature Height||12 - 18 inches|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Medium, Low Once Established|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|