Amethyst (H1) flowers, VII–X; pale yellow foliage, the shoots tipped orange in winter; strong upright habit; height 31–45cm; spread 61–75cm.
Wild-collected sport; on a plant growing on a railway bank near Broadstone, Dorset, England, found by D. F. Maxwell, and introduced by Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset, England) in 1925. The holotype of Erica cinerea f. aureifolia came from this clone.
Name is a reference to the yellow foliage. The name is composed of two words, not one.