‘Valerie Proudley’

White flowers, IX–XI, sparse; dull golden foliage, with bright yellow young shoots in spring, turning bright green in winter; height 10–15cm; spread 26–30cm. Subject to windburn particularly in winter and spring and may revert to dull green foliage.

Sport on a normal plant with white flowers (E. vagans f. alba); found at Aldenham Heather Nursery (Watford, Hertfordshire, England) by Brian W. Proudley in 1965; introduced by Aldenham Heather Nursery in 1968.

Named after the raiser's wife.