Erica arborea, tree heath, is a species of flowering plant in the heather family Ericaceae. It is native to the maquis shrublands surrounding the Mediterranean Basin. It is an upright evergreen shrub or small tree with a typical height of 1 to 4 meters, bearing dark green needle-like leaves and numerous small honey-scented bell-shaped white flowers. The flowering time is from March to May.
The wood is extremely hard and heat-resistant, used for making smoking pipes.
It is not easy to produce this type of honey mainly because it flowers at the beginning of the warm season and the bees are not always ready to harvest after long and cold winters.