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Erica cerinthoides

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Erica cerinthoides

Ericer
$0.00 ex GST
 
Wantirna
A10
Size: 14cm
Available: 12
$/Unit (EX GST): $8.35 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $9.18 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Erica cerinthoides Fire Erica, Fire Heath, Red Hairy Heath,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
Erect, evergreen shrub with small,hairy needle-like foliage. Masses of bright pink or red tubular flowers are produced in winter. A tough plant growing to approx 1m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Requires well drained, acidic soil and a sunny position. Liquid feed with an organic seaweed fertiliser and an annual slow release fertiliser. To maintain shape prune off two thirds after flowering.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Ericaceae Africa

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: TBA
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High
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