Cape heath (Erica gracilis) belong to Ericaceae (the Azalea family). It is an evegreen shrub that is native to South Africa. This shrub is much-branched, bears needle-like leaves in annular, and can reach 50-60 cm in height. The many, small, urn-shaped flowers bloom at the terminal branches in twice a year, summer and winter. The flower color is pink, white or rose pink. The anthers are purplish brown and less of visible, though it resembles to the heath. In Europe the Cape heath is a most popular flowering tree which is decorated widow boxes or graveyards in winter.