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Erica cerinthoides

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 5 ft (1.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained neutral?alkaline soil

Features: Whorls of gray-green leaves; crimson flowers from winter?spring

Uses: Shrub borders Containers Rock gardens Ground cover Spillover planting

Zones: 9-10

Description: Native to Swaziland and South Africa, this species can reach 5 ft (1.5 m) in its native habitat but its usual height and spread are 3 ft (1 m). The erect leaves are hairy and gray-green and arranged in whorls. If pruned it becomes denser but otherwise is

Growth Habit: Upright habit

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