Plants under this name have shortly tubular flowers; they are now placed in either E. carnea L, Winter Heath from E Europe, or E. erigena Ron. Ross, Irish Heath from W Europe.
Source: (1997). Ericaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press. (as Erica mediterranea)