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Botanical name

Erica species

Plant Care

Size

Categories

Flowers

 Flowers come in a great variety of colours, shapes and sizes. Showy flower

Common name(s)

Heath

Origin

Foliage

Ericas are woody shrubs with small, narrow leaves.

Uses in landscape design

An ideal rockery plant. Also good as cut flower material.

Planting instructions

Planting: This plant loves acid soil; it needs sandy, well-drained soil with a pH of 4–5.5. Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of the topsoil with one third acid compost, add one cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix well.
Watering and feeding: In summer rainfall areas, water well during the dry winter months. Mulch with acid compost or pine needles to keep the soil moist, protect the roots and feed the plant.
Pruning: Not necessary, but flower stems can be cut to promote bushier growth.

Soil conditions

Acidic

Plant features

Tolerates salt laden air, Indigenous/ Native to South Africa, Soil Type: Sandy

 Flowers come in a great variety of colours, shapes and sizes.
Showy flower

Ericas are woody shrubs with small, narrow leaves.

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