Erica pinifolia Andr.
Heath with upright stems, to 45cm, sparcely branched, leaves in sixes or eights, linear, flowers downy, white, club-shaped, to 2.5cm long. [Andr.Heaths. v.III p.199/1809].
Horticultural & Botanical History
See Brief Description.
History at Camden Park
Erica pinifolia is marked with a ‘c’ in an 1836 edition of Loddiges’ catalogue held at Camden Park [CPA]. In William Macarthur’s code, used and explained elsewhere, this means grown at Camden. It is almost certain that it was grown in the gardens around this time but may have been short lived as it did not appear in the catalogues.
See also Erica vestita Thunb.
Published Jan 10, 2009 - 04:32 PM | Last updated Mar 30, 2010 - 04:58 PM