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botanical name:
Erica lusitanica
Erica lusitanica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Portuguese heath
synonyms:  Erica codonodes
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
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: 8 to 8
description:
Elegant erect shrub with feathery branches of fine linear, mid-green leaves. Racemes of small tubular to bell-shaped white flowers, opening from pink buds, produced over a long period in winter and spring.

cultivation:
Well drained, preferably acid, soil in an open sunny situation.

other notes:
Native to South West France, parts of Spain and Portugal.
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