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Erica cinerea


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 2 ft (0.6 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained neutral?acid soil in full sun

Features: Whorls of bottle green leaves; white to purple flowers summer?autumn

Uses: Shrub borders Containers Rock gardens Ground cover Spillover planting

Zones: 5-9

Description: Native to western Europe, this compact low-growing shrub with a height of 24 in (60 cm) and a spread of up to 30 in (75 cm) has bottle green leaves in whorls of 3, with their edges rolled under. The urn-shaped flowers are produced in terminal racemes from

Growth Habit: Compact habit

Comments: Cultivars available

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