Erica gracilisis a bushy half hardy perennial evergreen shrub with pink flowers in early Winter, late Autumn and mid Autumn. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water.
Care and maintenance
Water well before soil becomes dry. The soil should be well-drained to prevent water logging.
Erica gracilis grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 7 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5).
This is a rounded shrub has an ultimate height of 0.3m / 11.8in and spread of 0.3m / 11.8in. It can take 4-5 years to reach its ultimate height.
It has green leaves.
Aspect and exposure
The plant prefers a sheltered situation and grows well in all aspects.
Propagation techniques include air layer and semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.
South Africa (Swellendam to Humansdorp.).1°C / 33.8F to 4-5 years 0.3m / 11.8in 0.3m / 11.8in
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- Always test your soil to find out if it is alkaline, neutral or acid using a soil kit from a Garden Centre before buying plants. You will save yourself a lot of money in the long run. Otherwise plants may die or struggle to survive or you will have to buy a lot of compost to create special beds.
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