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Flowers. Photo from Deeproot Plant Base

See photo from Heaths & Heathers Nursery

Plant Name

Erica terminalis - H11

"Grow outdoors in fertile but but well-drained soil in a warm frost-free area. Grow under glass in loam-based compost in full or bright filtered light. Tip prune in spring to promote branching." from Royal Horticultural Society.

"Erica lusitanica originates in southwest France, Spain and Portugal.  These tree heaths need acid soil.  They are quite drought tolerant.  They have naturalized in Northern California along the freeways and are successfully competing with the dreaded Scotch Broom. 
Zone 7 (0 degrees) and warmer.  Take off heavy snow loads to avoid breakage." from Heath & Heathers Nursery.

 

Common Name

Mediterranean heath.

Soil

Well-drained Acidic Sand.

Sun Aspect

Full Sun and Part Shade

Soil Moisture

Dry or Moist

Plant Type

Evergreen Shrub

Height x Spread in inches (cms) (1 inch = 2.5 cms, 12" = 1 foot = 30 cms)

72-96 x 36 (180-240 x 90)

Spring Foliage

Mid Green

Summer Foliage

Mid Green

Autumn Foliage

Mid Green

Winter Foliage

Mid Green

Flower Colour in Month(s).

Lilac Pink - H11 in July-September.
 

Comment

"Erect evergreen shrub bearing terminal umbels of small, urn-shaped, lilac-pink flowers from mid-summer to early autumn, fading to an attractive russet-brown colour and remaining on the bush all winter. Well drained, preferably acid, soil in an open sunny situation. Lime-tolerant and quite hardy. Can be used as a specimen or as an informal hedge. Native to southern Spain, Corsica, Sardinia and southern Italy." from Deeproot Plant Base .

"Lilac pink  flowers, July-September, with mid green foliage.  The faded bells provide an attractive russet hue all winter.  Open habit which can be vastly improved upon by pruning in the early years.  Upright 6-8' tall x 3' wide." from Heaths & Heathers Nursery.

Planting and maintenance details.

The Heather Society provides data for choosing and growing heather together with heather garden design details.

Heathers, Conifers and the Winter Garden by Frank Knight, John Bond, Lyn Randall and Robert Pearson ISBN 0 304 32073 0 shows how to use these plants to create an attractive garden on acid soil, with full descriptive lists of heathers and planting ideas.

 

Available from
Heaths & Heathers Nursery in America and
others in Holland.

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Flower.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Flower Stalk.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Spring Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Summer Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Autumn Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in October 2014 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Winter Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Flower Bud.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Flower Bud Stalk.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Seedhead.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Plant Label.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England on January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Spring Form.
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Summer Form.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England on January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Autumn Form.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England on 25 October 2014 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Winter Form.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England on January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

 

If the links above fail or you cannot find this heather in those nurseries, the following suppliers may be of use (current in March 2015):-
 

  • Belgium
    Boomkwekerij De Bock LV Retail Sales
    Boomkwekerij De Bruyn bvba Mail Order and Retail Sales
     
  • Canada
    The Heather Farm Mail order within Canada. Display Garden. No on-site retail sales.They have one of the largest collections of both miniature roses and heathers in Canada.
    Mason House Gardens Display garden and retail sales.Our interest is in xeriscaping (water efficient gardening).
    Pepiniere Villeneuve Mail order within Canada. Display garden and retail sales.
    Bunchberry Nurseries Display garden and Retail sales
     
  • France
    Pepinieres Dauget Retail sales. Les Pépinières DAUGUET cultivent plus de 3000 variétés d'Arbres, arbustes, conifères, bambous, rosiers. Vous trouverez sur nos 85 hectares de cultures des sujets de grande dimension pour donner aux jardins de l'ancienneté, des sujets taillés pour les jardins architecturés ainsi que de nombreux autres végétaux de toutes tailles, formes et couleurs pour agrémenter parcs et jardins.
     
  • Germany
    Baumschule H. Hachmann Mail order, display garden and retail sales.
    Heidbohl-Baumschule Jurgen Krebs Mail order and retail sales.
    Husmann Heide-Jungpflanzen Mail Order of rooted cuttings for 100 heather cultivars.
     
  • Netherlands
    Heather's Heide Mail order and retail sales.
    Planten Tuin Esveld Mail order and retail sales. We can ship in principle to any address in any country.
     
  • Switzerland
    Haunstein AG Baumschulen & Garten-Center Mail order, display garden and retail sales
     
  • United Kingdom
    Galloway Heathers Mail order for 140 heather varieties and garden centre (retail sales).
    Goscote Nurseries Ltd Nursery Gardens and Retail sales. Our Tea Garden Café is run by Norths of Rothley, serving their delicious cakes and sandwiches for you to enjoy within the Nursery’s gardens.
    Highland Heathers Display garden and retail sales of 100 different heather varieties. Browse through the Heather Garden and walk around the working nursery.
    Hillway Nursery Retail sales.
    Holden Clough Nursery Mail order and retail sales.
    Join John for informative and informal courses which include:1 Hour Talk, 2 Course Meal and Full nursery tour.
    The new tea room is open 7 days a week serving home cooked traditional food using locally sourced ingredients.
    Jackson's Nurseries (UK) Ltd Mail order to United Kingdom only. Retail sales.
    Jacksons Nurseries specialise in Amenity Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance, specialising in the resolution of soft landscape problems whether technical or simply by providing engineered cost solutions.
    Tea Room serves quality homemade dishes 7 days a week.
    John Hall Plants We have access to over 1,000 varieties, so will be able to meet your requirements. We can draw up your plans for you, just let us know the dimensions of the plot, soil type and any requirements, and leave the rest to us. Plants can be collected from the Nursery (by appointment), or sent by post, courier etc. at cost. Large orders will be delivered using our own transport. Contact nursery for stocklist by email or Tel: 01428 715505.
    Spring Park Nursery Mail Order. Retail sales by appointment only. We also have sole UK access to over 1000+ cultivars which are imported from Holland.
    Triscombe Nurseries Mail order to United Kingdom mainland only. Retail sales.
    Ashwood Nurseries Mail order. ‘John’s Garden’ at Ashwood Nurseries is a wonderful three acre private garden created by nursery owner John Massey VMH. This is a private garden which is open on selected dates from 10am-4pm throughout the year.
     
  • United States of America
    Dayton Nurseries Inc. Mail order, display garden and retail sales.
    Heaths and Heathers Mail order. Display garden and retail sales. We have more varieties available than anyone in the United States and one of the largest collections in the world. Our display garden has over 2,000 plants in the ground.
    Highland Heather Mail order, Retail sales by appointment only.
    Quackin'Grass Nursery Display garden and on-site sales. Closes for winter.
    Sylvan Nursery Mail order and retail sales. For the past five years the primary soil mix used in the containers has been superhumus, which is a by-product produced by the lumber industry as part of their conservation program.  Use of superhumus improved the water holding capacity of our container stock while maintaining excellent drainage.
     

 

The following Companion plant sections on

  • Trees
  • Shrubs and Vines
  • Grasses and Grasslike Plants
  • Herbaceous Perennials
  • Spring-flowering "Bulbous" Plants
  • Heathers in the Mixed Border
  • Annuals
  • Heathers as Companions or Foils for Other Plants
  • Winning combinations

are written in
Gardening with Hardy Heathers by David Small and Ella May T. Wulff (ISBN-13:978-0-88192-782-5).

SHRUB EVERGREEN GALLERY PAGES

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Introduction

FLOWER COLOUR
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Blue
(o)Orange
(o)Other Colours
(o)Pink
(o)Red
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
Brown
Bronze
(o)Green
(o)Grey
(o)Purple
(o)Red
Silver
(o)Variegated White
(o)Variegated Yellow
White
(o)Yellow
(o)4 Season Colour

7 Flower Colours per Month in Colour Wheel below IN EVERGREEN SHRUB GALLERY. Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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HEATHER ERICA: OTHER HARDY HEATHS EVERGREEN SHRUB GALLERY PAGES
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HEATHER EVERGREEN SHRUB GALLERY PAGES

Click on Colour below to link to its Heather Flower Colour Page

If "is Empty" in the Table, then this indicates an Empty Flower Colour Comparison Page with no Thumbnails.


FLOWERING SEASON
(o)January
(o)February
(o)March
(o)April
(o)May
(o)June
(o)July
(o)August
(o)September
(o)October
(o)November
(o)December


SPRING FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Spri-Bronze
(o)Spri-Green

(o)Spri-Grey
(o)Spri-Orange
(o)Spri-Red
(o)Spri-Yellow
(o)Spri-Other Colour

SUMMER FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Sum-Bronze
(o)Sum-Green

(o)Sum-Grey
Sum-Orange
(o)Sum-Red
(o)Sum-Yellow
(o)Sum-Other Colour

AUTUMN FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Aut-Bronze
(o)Aut-Green

(o)Aut-Grey
Aut-Orange
(o)Aut-Red
(o)Aut-Yellow
(o)Aut-Other Colour

WINTER FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Win-Bronze
(o)Win-Green

(o)Win-Grey
(o)Win-Orange
(o)Win-Red
(o)Win-Yellow
(o)Win-Other Colour
 


CULTIVAR GROUP
.Andromeda
.Bruckenthalia
(o)Calluna
(o)Daboecia

Erica Hardy Heaths:-
.Erica x afroeuropea
.Erica andevalensis
(o)Erica arborea
.Erica x arendsiana
.Erica australis
.Erica azorica
(o)Erica carnea
.Erica cillaris
(o)Erica cinerea
(o)Erica darleyensis
.Erica erigena
.Erica garforthensis
.Erica gaudificans
.Erica x griffithsii
.Erica krameri
(o)Erica lusitanica
(o)Erica mackayana
.Erica maderensis
.Erica manipuliflora
.Erica multiflora
.Erica
oldenburgensis

.Erica platycodon
.Erica scoparia
.Erica sicula
.Erica spiculifolia
.Erica stuartii

.Erica terminalis
(o)Erica tetralix
.Erica umbellata
(o)Erica vagans
.Erica veitchii
.Erica watsonii

.Erica williamsii

SEED COLOUR
Seed

BED PICTURES
Garden

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H2
Mauve
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H3
Lavender
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H4
Lilac
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H0
White
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H5 Ruby is Empty
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H6
Cerise
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H7
Rose Pink
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H8
Pink
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H9
Beetroot
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H10
Purple
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H11
Lilac Pink
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H12 Heliotrope
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H13 Crimson
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H14 Magenta
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H16
Shell Pink
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H17 Multi-Coloured
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Heather Height from Text Border

Purple = up to 4 inches (10cm)

Orange = up to 6 inches (15cm)

Violet = up to 8 inches (20cm)

Brown = up to 10 inches (25cm)

Blue = up to 12 inches (30cm)

Green = up to 14 inches (35cm)

Magenta = up to 16 inches (40cm)

Red = up to 18 inches (45cm)

Black = over 18 inches (45cm)

 

Heather Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the Heather named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Plant Description Page details where that heather is available from.
Flowering months append the Sun Aspect in the Text Box below each Thumbnail.

 

"Handy Guide to Heathers - Descriptions & Suppliers of over 1000 varieties" by David & Anne Small. Published in 1992 by Denbeigh Heather Nurseries in the UK. ISBN 0-9519160-0-9. It provides a handy reference to descriptions of heathers in the genera Andromeda, Bruckenthalia, Calluna, Daboecia and Erica which are commercially cultivated in Britain, Europe and North America. The information has very largely come from the work of the Heather Society on producing an International Register of all heather names irrespective of whether they are in commercial use or not.

Heather Evergreen Shrub Name

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

Height x Spread in inches (cms) (1 inch = 2.5 cms, 12" = 1 foot = 30 cms)

Foliage Colour

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Andromeda polifolia

"A dwarf plant of the northern hemisphere found in Europe, North America ad Japan. The majority of the species grown in gardens emanate from the Japanese population where they are found on well separated mountains, each having distinctive groups of plants."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruckenthalia spiculifolia changed to Erica spiculifolia

"A dwarf, heather like shrub with tiny dense foliage with flowers displayed above the plant in short compact racemes. Ideal for the heather garden with a flowering season earlier than most Daboecia and Erica cinerea."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calluna vulgaris are listed in the Calluna vulgaris B Gallery Pages
A-C
D-G
H-L
M-R
S-Z

"Calluna prefers light acid soils. It will grow in any lime free soil but growth is less vigourous in heavier soils. Calluna will perform better in open sunny situations, this being particularly true for those exhibiting foliage colour variations."

'Boskoop' - H3
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Lavender - H3

August, September

12 x 18
(30 x 45)

Rich Gold

Rich Gold

Rich Gold

Orange with Red tints

'Bunsall' - H2
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Mauve - H2

August, September

12 x 18
(30 x 45)

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Orange and Brown

'Coccinea' - H10
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Purple - H10

August, September, October

10 x 10
(25 x 25)

Dark Grey-Green

Dark Grey-Green

Dark Grey-Green

Dark Grey-Green

'County Wicklow' - H16
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Shell Pink (H16)

August, September, October, November

12 x 18
(30 x 45)

Medium Green

Medium Green

Medium Green

Medium Green

'Cuprea' - H3
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Lavender - H3

August, September, October

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Copper

Copper

Copper

Warm bronze red

'John F. Letts' - H3
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Lavender - H3

September, October

4 x 10
(10 x 25)

Gold

Gold

Bronze

Red and Orange

'Orange Queen' - H3
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Lavender - H3

August, September

14 x 18
(35 x 45)

Golden-Yellow

Golden-Yellow

Bronze

Orange

'Red Pimpernel' - H13
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Crimson - H13

August, September, October, November

8 x 18
(20 x 45)

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

'Sirsson' - H8
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Pink - H8

August, September

12 x 20
(30 x 50)

Gold

Gold

Gold

Orange to Red

'Stefanie' - H0
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White - H0

September, October, November

10 x 14
(25 x 35)

Bright Green

Bright Green

Bright Green

Bright Green

'Sunset' - H11

Lilac-Pink - H11

August, September, October

8 x 18
(20 x 45)

Bronzing

Gold

Red

Red

'Velvet Fascination' - H0
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White - H0

August, September

20 x 28
(50 x 70)

Soft, Silvery Grey-Green

Soft, Silvery Grey-Green

Soft, Silvery Grey-Green

Soft, Silvery Grey-Green

'White Lawn' - H0
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White - H0

August, September

2 x 16
(5 x 40)

Clear Green

Clear Green

Clear Green

Clear Green

Daboecia azorica

"This species is found growing in the azores up to a height of 2000m, but despite this, clones so far collected are easily damaged by -5 degrees C frosts. It is distinguished from Daboecia cantabrica by being a more diminuative plant with smaller leaves and flowers with no hairs on the corolla. Plants sold under this name are usually Daboecia x scotica."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daboecia cantabrica

"St. Daboec's heath has broad leaves, white on the underside, and large flowers which drop when finished. They will tolerate a little shade but should not be planted directly under trees. They are remarably resistant to drought. Some cultivars suffer in winter if planted in heavy ground, frost hollows, or in cold windy aspects."

'Bicolor' - H0 and H9
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White, Pink and Beetroot Red - H17

July, August, September, October, November

12 x 24
(30 x 60)

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Daboecia x scotica

"This group of plants consist of hybrids between Daboecia cantabrica and Daboecia azorica. They have the compactness of Daboecia azorica and hardiness of Daboecia cantabrica. Cultural details as for Daboecia cantabrica."

'Bearsden' - H11
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Lilac-Pink - H11

June,
July, August, September, October, November

12 x 18
(30 x 45)

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Erica arborea

"A tree heath which in our UK climate may reach 3-5 metres. It is not as tolerant of lime as is commonly supposed and is best grown in acid conditions. Young plants should be shaped in the early years to avoid untidy growth. It is not generally very hardy but there are exceptions. Can be damaged by heavy snowfalls but will break from the base again."

'Albert's Gold'
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'Alpina'
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'Estrella Gold' - H0
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White - H0

April,
May

48 x 30 (120 x 75)

Lime-Green tipped bright Yellow

Lime-Green

Lime-Green

Lime-Green

'Spring Smile'
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Erica x arendsiana

"Arend's Heath is a shrub to 1m tall after 5 years. Mature foliage mid-green but young shoots discoloured; leaves in whorls of 4, to 8mm long. Flowers in terminal umbels; calyx green, 4-lobed or sepals free; corolla ovoid, 6mm long, dull pink; stamens 8; anthers with narrow spurs; nectar copious.
Blooms throughout autumn and winter into early spring.
A hybrid between the bell heather (Erica cinerea) and the Corsican heath (Erica terminalis) which was first reported to have been created by Georg Arends. Kurt Kramer also succeeded in producing the same cross and extant clones represent his work." from The Heather Society

'Charnwood Pink'
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Erica australis

"Tree heaths with rather straggly growth preferring acid soils. However, their flowers, large and showy, are outstanding. Prone to snow and wind damage."

Erica australis
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'Riverslea'
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Erica carnea are listed in the Erica carnea Gallery

"One of the hardiest of all heaths and very easy to grow in almost any soil. All exhibit a dwarf carpeting habit and with few exceptions rarely require pruning. Care must be taken when pruning as Erica carnea buds as early as July in the UK. It is safer to prune immediately after the flowers have faded. Prune around the edges and very lightly over the top of the plant. The flowering times of Erica carnea vary markedly, plants in milder climates being as much as 2 months earler than in colder conditions. Generally they can be expected to show flower for 6-8 weeks within the time span stated."

Erica ciliaris

"This species occurs naturally in moist acid sunny positions, but experience has shown that, in cultivation, it can withstand drought as well as any other Erica. This species has the largest bells of our native UK heaths."

'Bretagne'
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'Camla'
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'Corfe Castle'
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'David McClintock
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'Globosa' - H11
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Lilac Pink - H11

August, September, October, November

12 x 20
(30 x 50)

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

'Mawiana'
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Erica cinerea are listed in the Erica cinerea Gallery

"A species commonly found on the drier parts of moors and heathlands but fares no better than other ericas during periods of drought. Whilst the majority of the cultivars have rather drab dark green foliage, they are well worth growing for the great richness and range of their flowers. Acid soil is essential to grow this species successfully."

Erica x darleyensis are listed in the Erica x darleyensis Pages

"One of the easiest heathers to grow. It is suitable for all soils and particularly good at smothering weeds. These cultivars are hybrids between Erica carnea and Erica erigena and, like all sterile hardy hybrids, have coloured young foliage and a long flowering period. Hardy"

Erica erigena

"A species useful in alkaline soils and providing some of the better 'architectural' heaths. Not as hardy as Erica carnea and Erica x darleyensis and damage is caused by frosts greater than -10 degrees C. Damage can also be caused by heavy snow as branches are rather brittle."

'Brian Proudley'
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'Brightness'
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'Ewan Jones'
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'Golden Lady'
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'Irish Salmon'
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'Irish Silver' - H4
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Lilac - H4

April, May, June

16 x 16
(40 x 40)

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

'Mrs Parris' Lavender'
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'Mrs Parris' White'
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'Nana'
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'Rosea'
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'Rosslare'
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'Superba' - H16
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Shell Pink - H16

April, May, June

60 x 24 (150 x 60)

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

'W. T. Rackliff'
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Erica griffithsii

"Griffiths's Heath is a Shrub to 0.5m tall; shoots erect or spreading; leaves in whorls of 4, to 8mm long; 1–4 flowers in axillary umbels on short leafy shoots, scented; calyx 4-lobed, variously coloured green or pink; corolla pink, campanulate, to 3mm long; stamens 8, erect, fully emerged; anthers without spurs.
Blooms in late summer and autumn.
A hybrid between Erica manipuliflora (whorled heath) and Erica vagans (Cornish heath) which occurred by chance in Britain in the mid-twentieth century. The clones are lime-tolerant, hardy (suitable for zone 6), and have the vigour of whorled heath and the compactness and early flowering of Cornish heath. Named after Professor John Griffiths, the first person to create the hybrid deliberately. " from The Heather Society.

'Ashlea Gold'
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Erica lusitanica

"A tree heath found naturally on acid soil in Portugal, Northern Spain and South West France and has the longest flowering period of any tree heath. Capable of withstanding a considerable amount of drought."

Erica lusitanica and
Heather Index Gallery
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White - H0

March, April, May

40 x 28 (100 x 70)

Medium Green
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Medium Green

Medium Green

Medium Green
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'George Hunt' - H0
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White - H0

March, April

28 x 18
(70 x 45)

Bright Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bright Yellow
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'Sheffield Park'
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Erica mackaiana

"Another lime hater found naturally in boggy ground in western Ireland and north-west Spain. It provides neat ground cover, but is suspect in very dry conditions. It produces new shoots from the roots, which can be detached to form new plants."

'Donegal'
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f. eburnea
'Doctor Ronald Gray'
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'Maura' - H12
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Heliotrope - H12

July, August, September

10 x 14
(25 x 35)

Mid Grey-Green

Mid Grey-Green

Mid Grey-Green

Mid Grey-Green

f. multiplicata 'Plena'
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Erica manipuliflora

"An eastern Mediterranean species which is lime tolerant, and happily grows on magnesium deficient soils (unlike Erica vagans). There are 2 distinct populations now classified as sub-species"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erica oldenburgensis

"Oldenburg Heath is a Shrub to 1m tall; leaves in whorls of 3, linear, to 1cm long; flowers on axillary shoots in terminal whorls of 3–5; calyx with 4 unequal lobes, waxy, thicker in texture than corolla, usually white with green or yellow-green tips; corolla ovoid, pink, to 5mm long; stamens 8, often malformed; anthers without spurs.
Blooms in winter to late spring.
Deliberately created hybrid between tree heather (Erica arborea) and winter heath (Erica carnea)which have inherited the hardiness of the winter heath, created by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany). They exhibit brightly coloured new growth in spring. Lime-tolerant and suitable for zones 5-9. " from The Heather Society.

'Oldenburgh'
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Erica spiculifolia

"A dwarf, heather like shrub with tiny dense foliage with flowers displayed above the plant in short compact racemes. Ideal for the heather garden with a flowering season earlier than most Daboecia and Erica cinerea."

'Balkan Rose'
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Erica x stuartii

"A natural hybrid between Erica mackaiana and Erica tetralix in Connemara and Donegal, Ireland. It is apparently absent from north-west Spain, the only site where the 2 parents co-exist."

'Connemara' - H14 and
Heather Index Gallery
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Magenta - H14

July, August, September

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Grey Green

Dark Grey Green

Dark Grey Green

Dark Grey Green

'Irish Orange'
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'Nacung'
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Erica terminalis

"A tree heath found from southern Spain to southern Italy which nevertheless is the hardiest of all tree heaths. It quickly forms an erect bush, which if pruned frequently in the early years forms a good shape suitable for low hedging and specimen planting. Lime tolerant."

Erica terminalis - H11
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Lilac Pink - H11

July, August, September

72-96 x 36 (180-240 x 90)

Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green

Erica tetralix are listed in the Erica tetralix Pages

"The third most widespread native UK heath, often found in boggy areas. In the garden, however, it is tolerant of drier conditions but does require acid soil. The flowers of this very hardy species are typically held in terminal umbels."

Erica umbellata

"A very useful and colourful species as it flowers between Erica carnea and Erica cinerea. It will grow in alkaline soils but requires a well-drained soil. It can withstand drought and is fairly hardy provided the soil is free draining. It flowers profusely especially if it is not trimmed"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erica vagans are listed in the Erica vagans Pages

"A native UK species found on the serpentine and gabbro rocks of the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, but will be successful in any soil containing a high content of magnesium. It provides a very useful range of colours during September and October. The faded bells of many cultivars become an attractive russet in winter."

Erica x veitchii

"Hybrids between Erica arborea and Erica lusitanica which are generally not quite hardy, severe damage occurring at -15 degrees C to some of the cultivars."

'Gold Tips'
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'Pink Joy'
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Erica x watsonii

"A sterile hybrid occurring naturally between Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix, first found in Cornwall in 1831. The form and habit amongst the cultivars varies considerably, but generally they have a long flowering period and are hardy."

'Claire Elise' - H14
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Magenta Pink - H14

July, August, September, October

8 x 18
(20 x 45)

Dark Green with striking dark Red tips

Dark Green

Dark Green
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Dark Green

'Dawn'
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'Dorothy Metheny' - H4
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Pale Lilac - H4 deepening with age

June, July, August, September, October

12 x 18
(30 x 45)

Bright Green with Yellow tips

Bright Green

Bright Green

Bright Green
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'F. White'
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'Gwen'
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Erica x williamsii

"A naturally occurring sterile hybrid between Erica vagans and Erica tetralix first found near St. Keverne, Cornwall in 1860 and known nowhere else but on the Lizard Peninsula. It will tolerate some alkaline soils."

'Cow-Y-Jack'
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'Gold Button' - H11
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Lilac Pink - H11

August, September

2 x 4
(5 x 10)

Golden-Yellow

Golden-Yellow

Golden-Yellow

Golden-Yellow

'Gwavas'
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'Ken Wilson'
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'Marion Hughes'
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'P. D. Williams'
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