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Erica hybrida Raspberry Ripple

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Erica hybrida Raspberry Ripple Heath,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like, Upright

A striking compact upright, evergreen shrub with soft needle-like foliage. Foliage is covered with brilliant clusters of magenta flowers from late Winter through to Spring, a time when garden colour can be sparse. Use in containers, mass plant for impact and use as a cut flower indoors. Grows approx. 50cm tall.

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

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

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: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High