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Erica erigena


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 8 ft (2.4 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained neutral?alkaline soil

Features: Narrow dark green leaves; lilac-pink flowers winter?spring

Uses: Shrub borders Containers Informal hedge Screen

Zones: 7-9

Description: Native to Ireland, southwest France, Spain, Portugal and Tangiers in northwest Africa, this upright shrub can reach 8 ft (2.4 m) in height with a spread of 3 ft (1 m). In places with low snowfall it makes a good low hedge, but as it has brittle stems it i

Growth Habit: Upright habit

Comments: Cultivars available

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