‘Ashlea Gold’

Pale pink flowers, VII-X; deep gold foliage throughout the year; compact; height 31-45cm; spread 46-60cm. Less floriferous than ‘Valerie Griffiths‘ but has a much stronger foliage colour.

Seedling selected from progeny of Erica manipuliflora ‘Aldeburgh’ deliberately crossed with Erica vagans ‘Valerie Proudley’; raised by Dr John Griffiths (Garforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England) in 1983.

Named from Ashlea Close, the Griffiths’ address, and gold referring to the foliage colour.