• Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Erica arborea var. australis f. albiflora 'Polar Express'

Spanish heath 'Polar Express'

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
3 litre pot £24.99
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: Febuary to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The evergreen tree heather 'Polar Express' is a vigorous, upright, medium-sized shrub. In bloom, discrete white flowers are produced from late spring to early summer. This bushy shrub with dark green leaves works superbly well as a feature plant, providing height and texture for other acid-loving plants, either in pots or borders.

  • Garden care: Plant 'Polar Express' with a blend of ericaceous compost and well-rotted compost and perhaps some ericoid mycorrhizal fungi in the planting hole. During the growing season water regularly, applying a half-strength application of a balanced liquid fertiliser every four weeks. After the plant has flowered trim with shears or secateurs to remove the dead flowers and encourage bushy growth.