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Erica quadrangularis

White form in flower
Common names: baby heath, square heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden February 2013     Erica quadrangularis forms an upright shrub up to 600 mm, with branches ... a shade of pink, from pale to rosy pink. Erica quadrangularis grows in seepage areas on sandy flats, on lower mountain ...

18 / 02 / 2013 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica verticillata

Erica verticillata Belvedere in the Erica garden at Kirstenbosch
Common names: whorled heath, marsh heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden February 2013     Erica verticillata is a handsome, strong growing, hardy species averaging ... in a less orderly manner. There are eight cultivars of Erica verticillata at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Each collection is ...

04 / 02 / 2013 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica scabriuscula

Flowers with bee
Common names: none recorded
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden December 2012 Erica scabriuscula is a large, erect shrub developing into a very large bush ... pale pink, rounded to urn-shaped flowers. Erica scabriuscula occurs primarily from the eastern Langeberg, along the ...

17 / 12 / 2012 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica brachialis

Erica brachialis old and new flowers
Common names: hairy-tube heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden April 2012 Erica brachialis is a sturdy, erect, woody shrub up to 2 m high. Old plants ... to late summer (January-February-March). Erica brachialis occurs on rocky slopes, low coastal mountains, on granitic ...

23 / 04 / 2012 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica canaliculata

Erica canaliculata
Common names: channelled heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden March 2012 Erica canaliculata is a large, erect shrub up to 2 or 3 m high, sometimes ... not unpleasant yet not exactly pleasant either. Erica canaliculata grows along the coastal plains and valleys from George to ...

05 / 03 / 2012 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica clavisepala

Erica clavisepala flowers and leaves
Common names: club heath, Cape Point marsh heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Garden December 2011     Erica clavisepala is a compact, bushy shrublet reaching only 300 mm in ... and thin and covered in long, shaggy hairs. Erica clavisepala is endemic to the Cape Peninsula where it is confined ...

05 / 12 / 2011 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica shannonii

Erica shannonii
Common names: Countess of Shannon's erica
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden November 2011 Erica shannonii is an erect, rounded, woody shrub growing up to about 450 mm ... from about the same point at the end of a branch. Erica shannonii is restricted to the lower slopes of the Klein Rivier ...

28 / 11 / 2011 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica haematocodon

Erica haematocodon flowers and foliage
Common names: bloodbell heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden May 2011   Erica haematocodon is a low-growing, semi-sprawling, woody shrub attaining a ... mm. Flowering in midsummer, from December to February, Erica haematocodon's deep red bell-shaped flowers are 3 mm long, occurring ...

23 / 05 / 2011 | J Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica coccinea subsp. coccinea

Erica coccinea subsp. coccinea
Common names: tassel heath, small tassel heath (Eng.); hangertjie (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... at Kirstenbosch, for sharing his experience in growing Erica coccinea. Erica coccinea subsp. coccinea is a rigid, stoutly branched, bushy ...

09 / 05 / 2011 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica fairii

Erica fairii flowers
Common names: fairy heath
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden March 2011 Erica fairii is a low-growing, erect, straggling shrub attaining an average height of 60 cm. Flowering from December to June, Erica fairii's yellowish green elongated urn-shaped flowers are 7 - 8 mm ...

28 / 03 / 2011 | J Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica taxifolia

Erica taxifolia foliage
Common names: yew-leaved heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden January 2011 Erica taxifolia is a well-branched, upright shrub growing to 600 mm. Its ... is easily confused with the larger-flowered forms of Erica coriifolia, but they can be told apart by their foliage and calyces: ...

14 / 02 / 2011 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica nevillei

Erica nevillei flowers showing anthers foliage
Common names: red rock-heath (Eng.); klouterplant (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden November 2010 Erica nevillei is a low-growing, semi-sprawling, woody shrub attaining a ... height of 40 mm. Flowering from January to May, Erica nevillei's bright red tubular flowers are 20-24 mm long, sticky and ...

29 / 11 / 2010 | J Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica triflora

Erica triflora shrub
Common names: baardboomheide (Afr.); bearded tree erica (Eng.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden October 2010 Erica triflora is a sturdy, erect shrub and may under favourable conditions ... which may be tinged with pink. Erica triflora is limited to the northern section of the Cape Peninsula ...

18 / 10 / 2010 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica curviflora

Erica curviflora var. curviflora
Common names: water heath (Eng.); waterbos, waterheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden September 2010 Erica curviflora is an erect, woody shrub growing up to 1.6 m tall. It arises ... yellow and orange to dark red. There is a lovely variety, Erica curviflora var. diffusa, from the Akkedisberg, in the Overberg, ...

13 / 09 / 2010 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica glauca var. glauca

Erica glauca var. glauca
Common names: cup-and-saucer heath (Eng.); kommetjiepieringheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden July 2010 Erica glauca is an erect, woody shrub growing up to at least 1 m and ... found on the upper half of the branches. Erica glauca var. glauca is restricted to the upper, middle and lower ...

19 / 07 / 2010 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica nana

Common names: dwarf heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Kirstenbosch NBG May 2010   Erica nana is a low-growing, sprawling, woody shrub attaining a diameter of ... the stem), 4-8 mm long, erect and linear. Erica nana is highly floriferous, the flowers often completely covering the ...

17 / 05 / 2010 | J Dabush | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica psittacina

Erica psittacina flowers
Common names: none listed
Family: Ericaceae

... (CREW) Programme: KZN node May 2010 Erica psittacina is a large, woody, bushy, erect, single-stemmed shrub that ... to brown. It is a very distinct species among the 32 Erica species that occur in KwaZulu-Natal. Erica psittacina is closely ...

10 / 05 / 2010 | Suvarna Parbhoo | CREW
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Erica baccans

Erica baccans shrub
Common names: berry heath (Eng.); bessieheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden January 2010 Erica baccans is an erect, woody, densely branched, strong-growing shrub ... help to give each flower a box-like appearance. This Erica is covered with masses of pink flowers from September to November ...

18 / 01 / 2010 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica sessiliflora

Erica sessiliflora
Common names: green heath, white bottlebrush heath (Eng.); groenheide, groenbottelheide (Afr.)
Family: Ericaceae

... National Botanical Garden September 2009 Erica sessiliflora is an erect, woody, densely branched, strong-growing ... but in one form they are a striking dark red. No other Erica shares this characteristic, it is unique to E. sessiliflora. ...

28 / 09 / 2009 | Liezel Brand | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Erica abietina subsp. constantiana

Erica abietina subsp. constantiana growing on slopes of Chapman's Peak
Common names: Constantiaberg heath
Family: Ericaceae

... Botanical Garden September 2009   Erica abietina subsp. constantiana is an erect shrub, up to 0.4 m high. ... in winter and spring (from June to September). Erica abietina subsp. constantiana is endemic to the Cape Peninsula and ...

21 / 09 / 2009 | Anthony Hitchcock | Kirstenbosch NBG
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