Common Names: white health
Origin: South Africa
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 2 ft. high and wide.
Flowers: Tiny white flowers in clusters, winter, spring; tiny dark green shiny leaves.
Uses: Accent, border, containers, miniature garden.
Wildlife: Attracts bees.
Soil: Well-drained; prefers acidic. Clay soil must be amended.
Water: Medium, but not flooded.
Sun: Full sun to some shade in heat.
Pruning: Very low maintenance. Prune off spent flowers, but not into wood without leaves; may not sprout from bare wood.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: Many sizes and colors of Ericas are available to home gardeners, such as the bright red E. cruenta. Ericas should be protected from temperatures below 30° F by using containers.