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Products > Tetratheca ericifolia 'Heathland Gem'
 
Tetratheca ericifolia 'Heathland Gem'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Tremandraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Tetratheca ericifolia 'Heathland Gem' - Evergreen perennial with upright stems to about 2 ft tall, clumping to 1 1/2 ft in diameter. Vivid pink flowers in profusion, spring to summer. Plant in semi-shaded location (takes coastal sun) with good drainage. Appreciates some water during extended dry periods. Hardy to mid-20s deg. F. Tetratheca is listed by some in the family Tremandraceae but others synonomize this family with the Elaeocarpaceae. A 2004 UCSC Koala Blooms Introduction. This plant will be available from San Marcos Growers, Rosendale Nursery, Suncrest Nursery, Monterey Bay Nursery and Native Sons Nursery. We grew this plant from 2004 until 2007.  The information about Tetratheca ericifolia 'Heathland Gem' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We also relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we visit, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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