Scientific Name: Erica tetralix
Common Name: cross leaved heath
Family Name: Ericaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Filler, Group or mass planting, Rock garden, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Whorled, Leathery, Pubescent, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Pink, Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves usually glandular, in whorls of four; flowers small, pink bell-shaped, drooping, in compact clusters at the ends of its shoots, Aug-Oct.