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Erica Red
Erica cerinthoides - Red Hairy Heath
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A small upright evergreen shrubby plant with fine hairy foliage. Flowering from mid winter to spring depending on the climate, the brilliant red flowers are the main attraction, although the foliage also adds interest year round. The flowers appear on the terminal foliage spikes and are covered with fine hairs.

Size — 140mm
Growth Width — 80cm
Growth Height — 80cm
Drought Tolerant
Frost Tolerant
Flower Colour — Red
Foliage Colour — Green
Flowering Period — July, August, September, October
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Incorporate planting compost such as Active 8, 50:50 with existing soil at time of planting, and water with Harvest once a week for the first 6 weeks. Keep well mulched.

Watering needs

Water deeply until established for the first 6 to 8 weeks.

Pruning Advice

Prune after flowering to remove spent flowers.

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