A hybrid between the bell heather (Erica cinerea) and the Corsican heath (Erica terminalis) which was first reported to have been created by Georg Arends. Kurt Kramer also succeeded in producing the same cross and extant clones represent
Blooms throughout autumn and winter into early spring.
One of the clones from Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany), named after a borough in Loughborough, Leicestershire.
Toponym: Charnwood is the Loughborough borough in which the Halls' garden is situated. The Borough of Charnwood is named after the ancient Charnwood Forest. The Oxford dictionary of English place names gives the mediaeval version of Charnwood as "Cernewoda" meaning "Wood in a rocky country".
Habit: tall, erect, height & spread 1m after 5 years.
The Leaves: mid-green
The Flower: Pale pink (lilac (H4) deepening to shell-pink (H16)
Flowering Period: Autumn through to early Spring