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Erica: autumn and winter heather


Winter heather erica is a very pretty little plant that blooms in fall and winter.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Erica sp.
Family : Ericaceae
Type : Heather land plant, perennial.

Height
: 10 to 50 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Heathland

Foliage : Persistent -Flowering : September to March

The care of erica heather is easy and the decorative effect guaranteed!

Here are our tips for cultivating summer heather well

Erica heather plantation

The heather erica crashes at the late summer or fall and even in winter if it does not freeze.

You can also plant heather in spring as long as you plan to water regularly the first year after planting.

Water generously at the beginning, especially if it is not raining, and do not hesitate to mulch with maritime pine bark.

  • Untangle the roots at the base.
  • Let the root ball soak in the water for a few minutes.
  • Add heather soil to that in your garden to grow well.
  • The Erica variety still supports clayey soils, even slightly calcareous.
  • The growth is relatively slow and the heather will never exceed 40 cm in height.
  • Find out how well plant a heather earth plant.

Erica heather in a pot, it's possible:

Thanks to its relatively slow growth, heather erica adapts very well to pot culture.

You will be surprised to see that this plant can remain for several years in a pot 30 cm deep.

  • Take care ofwater regularly, especially in summer because in pots the earth dries much faster.

Erica heather maintenance

The heather erica is such a plant undemanding that she hardly deserves any maintenance.

  • Light pruning after flowering without touching old wood.
  • Watering in case of prolonged drought
  • Application of heather fertilizer in spring

For revitalize to your heather, which is sometimes bald, you can cut the stems 20 cm from the ground approximately every 3 or 4 years.

For the heather in pots, you should add fertilizer every year.

Regarding thewatering, it should be watered when the soil becomes dry, especially if it is grown in pots.

To know about Erica heather

Native to South Africa, the heather erica is a small shrub with pretty flowers in umbels that bloom from fall to winter.

This perennial has a covering power interesting as much as its bushy effect and his abundant flowering guarantee a beautiful result for your garden.

In bloom for 5 months of the year, the heather erica only claims low maintenance and will adapt equally well to your embankments, rockeries and borders as well as your planters.

It's also on your balconies and terraces that it will find its place perfectly because its culture in pot is ideal and its low maintenance makes it a particularly easy plant to maintain.

It is ideal for heather plants, ground covers, planters and pots.

The heather that we call winter heather so is the heather erica while the summer heather is the calluna

Smart tip

You can put them with camellias, rhododendrons or some azaleas, this will allow you to maintain soil acidity in one place.

Ericas don't like too hard water so if this is the case in your area, add a dash of vinegar or the juice of 1/2 lemon in your watering can when watering ...

Video: HOW TO GROW AND CAREERICA HEATHER PLANT (November 2020).