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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References  ?
- Hydrangeas with blue/pink ability will have blue flowers in acid soil and pink flowers in neutral soil. Treat soil with aluminium sulfate to make or maintain blue flowers and treat soil with lime to make or maintain pink flowers.
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