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Erica canaliculata
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Erica canaliculata

Synonyms -

Popular names - Christmas Heather, Rinnige Heide.

Distribution and Habitat - a native of South Africa, Cape of Good Hope.

Description - shrub, stems 70-180 cm tall. Leaves dark green, linear, in whorl of 3. Campanula flowers, grouped in terminal panicule 30 cm long, white to pink-purple, dark brown anthers longer than the corolla. Blooms in January and February.

Growth rate - slow.

Tolerance - do not tolerate strong winds, drought tolerate.

Requirements - acid soil, well-drained, exhibits bright sunlight.

Management - the vegetation season, apply fertilizer to fiecae four weeks. Pruning should be applied after the period of prosperity.

Propagation - by semi-lignified seedlings, late summer. Diseases and pests - Verticillium sp.

Properties and Uses - a species used in ornamental parks and gardens.


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