Erica x afroeuropaea

Upright shrub to 1.5m or more tall; branches ascending. Leaves to 6mm long. Flowers in terminal umbels of 2–4; calyx composed of 4 free pink or green sepals; corolla white changing to pink (H8/H11), about 5mm long, urn-shaped; stamens 8, included; anthers with spurs; style-end emergent.

Blooms irregularly through the year, mainly in spring and early summer.

An artificial hybrid, created deliberately in the 1980s by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany) by cross-pollinating Erica arborea ‘Alpina’ and Erica baccans.

Only the original (unnamed) clone is understood to be in cultivation but it is not commercially available.