Erica quadrangularis Salisb.

Compact, dense shrub to 50 cm tall. Leaves to 3 mm long in 4s. Flowers in 4s at the tips of most branches, pale to deep pink or white.

S Africa (SW Cape)

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.

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Erica quadrangularis 'Wittunga Gem'

Tight spiky clusters of pinkish-mauve flowers in spring.

A selection distributed by Wittunga Botanic Garden, Adelaide

Believed to be of hybrid origin, involving E. quadrangularis.

Erica quadrangularis 'Wittunga Satin'

Long, arching, flowering branches massed with lustrous mauve flowers in spring that have a long vase life.

Selected as a seedling believed to be the result of hybridisation between E. mauritanica and E. quadrangularis.

Selected at Wittunga Botanic Gardens, Adelaide.

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