‘Smart’s Heath’

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers, I–III; mid-green foliage that turns bronze in winter; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Probable seedling; found on his nursery at Smart’s Heath Lane, Woking, Surrey, England, by Mr Lane; introduced by John F. Letts (Foxhollow, Windlesham, Surrey) by 1966. Originally distributed as Erica carnea ‘Springwood Pink: dark form’.

Named after Smarts (no apostrophe) Heath Lane, Woking, Surrey, where John Letts obtained stock from a local nursery. The name when first published was spelled with an apostrophe.