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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Erica  cinerea L. 
SynonymsErica humilis Neck.
 Erica mutabilis Salisb.
 Erica tenuifolia Bubani
Territory Northern EuropeMiddle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern Europe
thickets and heaths
Altitude0-1500m
Description compact, glabrous, leaves verticillate of 3, linear, dark green, often bronze, flowers campanulate in terminal, branched inflorescence
Size15-70cm
Colorpurple, pale red
Bloomsummer, autumn
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, light, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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