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Erica australis


Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Erica
                        Specie: Erica australis

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 6 ft (1.8 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained acid soil in full sun

Features: Dark green narrow leaves; red-pink flowers late spring?summer

Uses: Shrub borders Informal hedge Containers Rock gardens

Zones: 9-10

Description: This upright open shrub, a native of Portugal, western Spain and Tangiers, with a height of 6 ft (1.8 m) and a spread of 3 ft (1 m) has dark green linear leaves with grooves on the undersides. The reddish pink flowers are tubular or bell-shaped and are ca

Growth Habit: Upright open habit

Comments: Cultivars available

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