Erica canaliculata Andr.

Half-hardy erect heath with panicle-like whorls, to 30cm long, of cup-shaped, pale pink to white flowers, 4mm across, in winter and spring.  To 2m or more.  [RHSE, Hilliers']. 

Horticultural & Botanical History

First cultivated in Europe 1802.  [Hilliers'].  Andr.Heaths v.III p.157/1809. 

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1850 catalogue.  See Erica nudiflora L. and Erica bauera Andr.  Not marked with a ‘c’, indicating grown at Camden, in the copy of Loddiges’ 1836 catalogue held at Camden Park.  [CPA]. 


Published Jan 09, 2009 - 01:24 PM | Last updated Sep 29, 2011 - 05:08 PM

The image shows a heath with clusters of dark pink, cup-shaped flowers with a dark centre.  Andrews 'Heaths' v.III, p.157, 1809.

Erica canaliculata Andr. | Andr.Heaths v.III p.157/1809 | HAAB

More details about Erica canaliculata Andr.
Family Ericaceae
Region of origin

South Africa

Common Name

Channelled heath, Tree heath

Name in the Camden Park Record

Erica canaliculata 

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