Erica, also known as Heath, is a genus of about 700 species! They are available as shrubs through to tall trees. Their pretty flowers are shaped like bells and come in a variety of colours including pink, lavender & white. If frosts are prevalent in your area, be sure to choose a European species. Besides using these trees as an ornamental, they are also cultivated for firewood and as a source of yellow dye.
Full sun to part shade
Water every few days when young, drought tolerant once established
Well drained and fertile. Most prefer acidic soils (pH range 4.8 to 5.5). Only winter growing heaths prefer neutral to slightly alkaline soils
Ideally should be planted in Autumn