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Erica verticillata

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained acid soil

Features: Linear mid-green leaves in whorls; purple-pink flowers in summer

Uses: Shrub borders Containers Informal hedge Screen

Zones: 9-10

Description: Native to Western Cape Province in South Africa, but believed to be extinct in the wild, this bushy erect plant has a height and spread of 3 ft (1 m). Its linear green leaves are in whorls of 4 to 6. Purple-pink tubular, finely hairy flowers appear in sum

Growth Habit: Bushy erect habit

Comments: Thought to be extinct in the wild







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