Our Plants - Erica

Erica baueri white
Erica baueri subsp. baueri
A beautiful species bearing clusters of white or pink flowers against a backdrop of greyish foliage. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers.
Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Dec / Feb
  • White
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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Erica canaliculata
Erica canaliculata
Dainty, bell-shaped, pink flowers cover this erica bush like a blanket in spring. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers.
Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Jul / Sep
  • Pink
  • 2.0 x 1.0
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Erica cerinthoides
Erica cerinthoides
A wonderwork of nature, this exquisite species bears clusters of vibrant red flowers for many months. An absolute gem for any garden! Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers.
Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Dec / Feb
  • Orange
  • 0.5 x 0.5
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Erica cruenta
Erica cruenta
Dark red tubular flowers adorn these plants during autumn, winter and spring. Plant in the garden or in a pot. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers.
Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Apr / Oct
  • Dark red
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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Erica Fairy Bells PBR
Erica gracilis hybrid
Dainty, bell-shaped, deep pink flowers cover this erica bush like a blanket in spring. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
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  • Aug / Sep
  • Deep Pink
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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Erica formosa
Erica formosa
Masses of tiny white lantern shaped flowers form a blanket over these plants in spring. Plant in the garden or a pot. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Jun / Oct
  • White
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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gracilis
Erica gracilis
Showers of beautiful, bell-shaped pink flowers cover this erica in spring. Plant in the garden or in a pot. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
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  • Sep / Nov
  • Pink
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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Erica regia
Erica regia var. regia
A wonder work of nature, this exquisite species bears clusters of vibrant pink flowers for many months. An absolute gem for any garden! Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Oct / Feb
  • Vibrant pink
  • 0.5 x 0.5
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Erica scabriuscula
Erica scabriuscula
Small, white, lantern shaped flowers are dotted across the dark foliage of these plants in summer. Plant in the garden or in a pot. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Oct / Feb
  • White
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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Erica sparrmanii
Erica sparrmanii
A unique light green tubular flower on a backing of dark green foliage make this Erica a talking point in the garden or in a pot. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Sep / Feb
  • Light Green
  • 0.5 x 0.5
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Erica versicolor
Erica versicolor
A welcome addition to any garden, this well-known erica produces tubular, bicoloured flowers for most of the year. Ideal for low maintenance and low water use gardens and containers. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Dec / Feb
  • Bicolour
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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Erica verticillata
Erica verticillata (Kirstenbosch selection)
An exquisite species that is extinct in the wild, the Kirstenbosch selection produces masses of mauve tubular flowers from late summer and into autumn. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Dec / Feb
  • Pink
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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specs Uses conditions soil type
Species Indigenous Attract birds / bees Flowering time Colour of flower / foliage Approximate Height (m) x Width (m) Cut flowers Containers Screening Tolerates light frost once established Coastal Drought tolerant once established Tolerates shade Tolerates wind Tolerates slightly heavier soil Sandy / Rocky soil Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
Erica baueri white
Erica baueri subsp. baueri
A beautiful species bearing clusters of white or pink flowers against a backdrop of greyish foliage. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers.
Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
Dec / Feb White 1.0 x 1.0                
Erica canaliculata
Erica canaliculata
Dainty, bell-shaped, pink flowers cover this erica bush like a blanket in spring. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers.
Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
Jul / Sep Pink 2.0 x 1.0                
Erica cerinthoides
Erica cerinthoides
A wonderwork of nature, this exquisite species bears clusters of vibrant red flowers for many months. An absolute gem for any garden! Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers.
Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
Dec / Feb Orange 0.5 x 0.5                
Erica cruenta
Erica cruenta
Dark red tubular flowers adorn these plants during autumn, winter and spring. Plant in the garden or in a pot. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers.
Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
Apr / Oct Dark red 1.0 x 1.0                
Erica Fairy Bells PBR
Erica gracilis hybrid
Dainty, bell-shaped, deep pink flowers cover this erica bush like a blanket in spring. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers.
  Aug / Sep Deep Pink 1.0 x 1.0                  
Erica formosa
Erica formosa
Masses of tiny white lantern shaped flowers form a blanket over these plants in spring. Plant in the garden or a pot. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
Jun / Oct White 1.0 x 1.0                
gracilis
Erica gracilis
Showers of beautiful, bell-shaped pink flowers cover this erica in spring. Plant in the garden or in a pot. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
  Sep / Nov Pink 1.0 x 1.0                
Erica regia
Erica regia var. regia
A wonder work of nature, this exquisite species bears clusters of vibrant pink flowers for many months. An absolute gem for any garden! Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
Oct / Feb Vibrant pink 0.5 x 0.5                  
Erica scabriuscula
Erica scabriuscula
Small, white, lantern shaped flowers are dotted across the dark foliage of these plants in summer. Plant in the garden or in a pot. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
Oct / Feb White 1.0 x 1.0                  
Erica sparrmanii
Erica sparrmanii
A unique light green tubular flower on a backing of dark green foliage make this Erica a talking point in the garden or in a pot. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens and containers. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
Sep / Feb Light Green 0.5 x 0.5                  
Erica versicolor
Erica versicolor
A welcome addition to any garden, this well-known erica produces tubular, bicoloured flowers for most of the year. Ideal for low maintenance and low water use gardens and containers. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
Dec / Feb Bicolour 1.0 x 1.0                  
Erica verticillata
Erica verticillata (Kirstenbosch selection)
An exquisite species that is extinct in the wild, the Kirstenbosch selection produces masses of mauve tubular flowers from late summer and into autumn. Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Moderate frost tolerance once established. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. in pots water daily.
Dec / Feb Pink 1.0 x 1.0