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common name: Mediterranean heath
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
full sun, part shade
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.
Native to southern Spain, Corsica, Sardinia and southern Italy.