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taxifolia

Erica taxifolia

SPECIES: Yes
INDIGENOUS: Yes

FLOWER/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Pink
FLOWERING TIME: Sep - Dec
SPECIAL FEATURES: Attracts Birds / Feeds Honeybees
SIZE: 50cm (height) x 50cm (width)
HEIGHT RANGE: 0m - 0.5m

DESCRIPTION

Clusters of bright pink flowers are borne on the tips of branches from mid- summer to autumn. A colourful addition to any garden. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.

USES

Container Gardening

CONDITIONS

Moderate frost tolerance once established

SOIL TYPE

Sandy / Rocky Soil

CARE

Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use a natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Pick all flowers to maintain shape. In pots, water daily.

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