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Erica darleyensis

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Erica darleyensis

Eridar
Heath,
$0.00 ex GST
 
Wantirna
B9
Size: 14cm
Available: 14
$/Unit (EX GST): $7.51 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $8.26 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Erica darleyensis Heath,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
A striking compact upright, evergreen shrub with soft needle-like foliage. Foliage is covered with brilliant clusters of flowers throughout autumn and winter, a time when garden colour can be sparse. Use in containers, mass plant for impact and use as a cut flower indoors. There are many cultivars of this species.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

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

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Hardy plant that will need protection from frost when young. Prefers well drained, acidic soil and a sunny position. After planting, Ericas usually start spreading during their second year of growth. Protect from frosts for the first year. Prune after flowering by cutting back flowered stems to maintain a compact, dense habit.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Ericaceae Africa

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

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