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Erica abietina ssp. constantiana

   (Family: Ericaceae)
   
English: Constantiaberg heath  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.4m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred altitude: 400 - 1000m
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
pH: acid
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
Pink
 
Red
Flower shape
 
  Polinator
  Sunbirds and bees.
  Flower info
  The corolla is short, 6–9 mm long, and shaped like an open bell or cone. The flowers are arranged in clusters along the upper branches and are deep pink to red, providing a very showy display on mountain slopes. Flowers are produced from June to September.
 
 
Leaf margin
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  The mid to upper branches are clothed with a dense arrangement of green, needle-like, ericoid leaves.
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
  This species grows easily from seed which is subjected to smoke treatment and sown in well-drained, acidic, sandy soil. Seed is normally sown from late summer into autumn, i.e. March to May.
 
 
Description EDIT
An erect shrub, up to 0.4 m high. It arises from a single woody stem and branches freely to produce a dense shrub.
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