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Erica scoparia/Besom Heath, Heath

Erica scoparia / Erica scoparia
A mature specimen blooming in late May in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden
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A mature specimen blooming in late May in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

Terminal spikes of white flowers

Flowers and foliage

Spring flowers

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Scientific Name: Erica scoparia
Common Name: Besom Heath, Heath
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This heath produces needle-like leaves and flowers face downward on terminal spikes. Heaths and heathers are associated with the cooler regions of the country and cannot tolerate the hot, humid conditions in the South.