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Campus Gardens

Calluna Erica
Heath and Heather

With 125 genera and 3500 species, these varieties of plant life are very diverse. These varieties of shrub and/ or trees can be seen at all times of the year. Different types have different blooming times throughout the year. Ericas are more of a winter to late spring variety while callunas are the opposite- found in bloom more in the midsummer to autumn. They are mostly evergreens with colorful foliage, which can be seen at the peak of their blooming period. They prefer mostly mild moist conditions to grow in overall with acidic soil. Depending on the type of heath or heather, the plant may produce flowers year round. Colors of the flowers may range from purple to pink to white. In addition to flowers some varieties may produce berry or capsule fruits. These can be found in both the wild as we as in gardens for decorative use.

Location on Campus: found in gardens through out campus

Hardiness Zones: 3-6

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