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botanical name:
Erica terminalis
Erica terminalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Mediterranean heath
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.00m
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: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Erect evergreen shrub bearing terminal umbels of small, urn-shaped, lilac-pink flowers from mid-summer to early autumn, fading to an attractive russet-brown colour and remaining on the bush all winter.

Well drained, preferably acid, soil in an open sunny situation. Lime-tolerant and quite hardy.

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

other notes:
Native to southern Spain, Corsica, Sardinia and southern Italy.
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