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Scientific Name: Erica tetralix
Pronunciation: ER-ee-kuh tet-TRAY-liks
Common Name: cross leaved heath
Family Name: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Ground cover
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.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Upright
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses:
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cross leaved heath
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Whorled
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Urceolate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Pink
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Nov

Bark or Stem Colour:

Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZN) GAZebo North
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