Erica 'Winter Fire'

Common Name:
South African heather
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
flower gardens
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
Shiny dark green needle leaves are densely held on erect stems; clusters of tubular vivid red flowers are displayed in fall and winter. This is likely a hybrid between Erica mammosa and E. oatesii. South African ericas do best in well-drained, acid soil with moderate watering and protection from hard frost.