Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Erica arborea  Tree Heather
Family Ericaceae
Genus Erica    
Species arborea   
Properties shrub
Erica arborea (tree heath) is a species of flowering plant (angiosperms) in the heather family, Ericaceae. There are disjunct populations in Africa including the Ethiopian Highlands, the mountains of Ruwenzori and the Cameroon Mountains. In Africa it is normally referred to as giant heather. It is native to the maquis shrublands surrounding the Mediterranean Basin and west to Portugal and the Canary and Madeira Islands. Naturalised populations occur in south-eastern Australia.
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