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Erica cerinthoides Pink

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Erica cerinthoides Pink Fire Erica, Fire Heath, Red Hairy Heath,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Shrub Like, Upright

Erect, evergreen shrub with small,hairy needle-like foliage. Masses of bright pink 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 Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, 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

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

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