Erica oatesii Rolfe

Erect shrub to over 1 m tall. Leaves mostly about 8 mm long in groups of 3-4. Flowers in clusters at the tips of the branches, roundish to tubular to urn-shaped, 10-15 mm long, pink to red; autumn to winter. ['Winter Gem' is a mistaken name for this species which was distributed from New Zealand under this incorrect cultivar name.]

S Africa

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Ericaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

Erica oatesii 'Winter Fire'

Habit compact. Flowers profuse, tubular, bright fire red in late winter and early spring.

Believed to be a cross E. mammosa × E. oatesii.

Perhaps the most successful selection originating from Wittunga Botanic Garden, Adelaide.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Ericales
family       Ericaceae
genus        Erica L.