Scientific Name: Erica carnea Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Mounded
Common Name:winter heather Texture:Fine
Family Name:EricaceaeHabit: Dense, Spreading
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Simple, Whorled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lustrous, Acicular, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, White, Violet, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- Dec
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, May- Jun
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Erosion control, Filler, Fragrance, Group or mass planting, Rock garden, Spring interest, Winter interest
Key ID Features:Small evergreen usually less than 30 cm tall; leaves needle-like, glabrous, in whorls of three, mostly about 10 mm long x 1 mm wide; florets urn-shaped in raceme with leaf like bracts, most cvs bloom for 6-8 weeks between December and April.