Erica x williamsii (Erica tetralix x Erica vagans) is another group of useful summer flowering hybrids.  They seem to be tolerant of varied soil conditions including alkaline soil and are seldom damaged by cold weather.  Useful as ground covers and feature attractive bright golden tips in early spring.  These plants are terribly under utilized in the United States. 

 

Zones 5 (-20 degrees) or warmer.

To order: follow the link for each plant in the table to see a complete description or order from the drop down box below.

Cultivar

Flower Color

Time of
Bloom

Height and Width
in approx. 4 yrs

Foliage

Winter

Foliage

Comments

Cow-y-Jack *

pink

July-Oct

spreading 10” x 18”

medium green

 brilliant yellow spring tips

 

David Coombe *

shell pink

July-Oct

upright spreading

12” x 20”

medium green

spring tips

yellow

 

Gold Button *

few lilac pink

Aug-Sept

very compact and slow growing

2” x 4”

golden yellow

 

cross between E. tetralix‘ ‘Alba Mollis’ &  E. vagans ‘Valerie Proudley’ 

Gwavas *

shell pink

July-Oct

spreading 8" x 16"

gray green

spring tips gold

 

Ken Wilson *

clear

magenta

July-Nov

compact spreading

12” x 20”

medium green

 

fades to shell pink eventually from Dave Wilson, B.C. , Canada

Lizard Downs *

pale pink

Aug-Oct

compact spreading 18" x 20"

gray green

spring tips gold

 

P.D. Williams * +

lilac pink

July-Oct

spreading 12" x 18"

medium green

spring tips gold

 

Phantom *

white

July-Sept

10” x 18”

light green

new growth gold

from Dave Wilson in B.C., Canada