Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Erica cerinthoides.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 3cm long taken from twiggy lateral growths near the base of the plant, July/August in a frame. Remove the leaves from the bottom part of the stem without causing any damage to the bark. The cuttings root in a few weeks if they are given some bottom heat. Plant out in spring.Layering in spring or autumn. Plants can be 'dropped' and then dug up and divided about 6 - 12 months later. Dropping involves digging up the plant and then replanting it about 15 - 20cm deeper in the soil to encourage roots to form along the stems.
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This species is unlikely to be hardy in Britain. One report suggests that it can be grown in the milder areas, but another says that it is not frost-tolerant. In the wild the plant is often burnt down in fires, resprouting from the base. Indeed, this regular burning keeps the plant healthy and, in cultivation, it is advisable to prune the plant back hard each year and to dress it with a light dressing of bonfire soil. A good bee plant.Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
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