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Erica gracilis

Erica gracilis

is 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

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Water well before soil becomes dry. The soil should be well-drained to prevent water logging.

Soil

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).

Growth

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.

Leaves

It has green leaves.

Aspect and exposure

The plant prefers a sheltered situation and grows well in all aspects.

Progagation

Propagation techniques include air layer and semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.

Origin

South Africa (Swellendam to Humansdorp.).

1°C / 33.8F 6 to 7 4-5 years 0.3m / 11.8in 0.3m / 11.8in
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Family Ericaceae
Genus ? Erica
Specific epithet ? gracilis
User notes have orange headings. All other information is made up from editing attributes. IPNI details on Erica gracilis
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    Plant added by newplant (South Africa) - Add as friend

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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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