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Erica melanthera

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 2 ft (0.6 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained acid soil

Features: Tiny dark green leaves in whorls; pink to red flowers spring?summer

Uses: Ground cover Rock gardens Containers

Zones: 8-10

Description: A native of Western Cape Province in South Africa, this erect shrub grows to a height of 24 in (60 cm) with a slightly lesser spread. The tiny leaves, held in whorls of 3, are dark green. This species flowers in spring to early summer, with pendent pale

Growth Habit: Erect habit

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