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botanical name:
Erica erigena 'Superba'
Erica erigena 'Superba' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Irish heath, Mediterranean heath
synonyms:  Erica erigena 'Mediterranea Superba'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
description:
Strongly scented, shell-pink flowers becoming deeper with age, in mid and late spring. Upright evergreen shrub with rather brittle stems and linear dark green leaves.

cultivation:
Well drained, preferably acid, soil in an open sunny situation. Best in reasonably mild areas where heavy snowfall is not expected.

usage:
Can be used as a specimen or as an informal hedge.

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