Botanical name: Erica gracilis
Other names: Cape heath
Species: E. gracilis - E. gracilis is a dwarf evergreen shrub with mid-green, needle-like foliage. It produces clusters of bell-shaped, usually magenta, sometimes white, flowers from early autumn to early spring. As it is frost-tender, it is suitable for indoors and may be taken to an outdoor sheltered position in summer.
Erica gracilis is: Evergreen
Flower: Dark-red in Spring; Dark-red in Winter
Foliage: Mid-green in All seasons
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Erica gracilis (Cape heath) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Conservatory, Greenhouse, Indoor
Cultivation: Grow indoors in acid-free, free-draining compost in a light position. May be placed outdoors in the summer.
Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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