If you think heathers live only on windswept moors, think again. Thriving in the warm summers and mild winters of the Cape are 735 Erica species in astonishing variety.
Their flowers range from the petite to the long and showy, in white, green, yellow, red and mauve. Most are small or medium sized shrubs but Erica caffra grows to a tree-sized 4 metres high.
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E. subdivaricata is known for its masses of scented white
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