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Erica terminalis/Heath

Erica terminalis / Erica terminalis
Terminal flowers
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Terminal flowers

Bell-shaped flowers and foliage

Foliage and flowers

Spring flowers

Large, mature specimen growing in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

Large, mature specimen

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Scientific Name: Erica terminalis
Common Name: Heath
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This heath produces green, needle-like leaves and umbels of lilac-pink, bell-shaped flowers in spring and summer. An added feature are the attractive russet colored faded flowers in autumn and winter. Heaths and heathers are best adapted to the cooler regions of the country and cannot stand the hot, humid conditions in the South