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SPRING FOLIAGE COLOUR
with Foliage Stalk and Form

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AUTUMN FOLIAGE COLOUR
with Foliage Stalk and Form

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CULTIVAR GROUP with Flowers
Erica Hardy Heaths:-

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CULTIVAR GROUP with Flowers
Erica Hardy Heaths:-

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Spr-Bronze

1

(o) Aut-Bronze

(o) 1

Erica garforthensis

(o) 1

Erica tetralix

1

CULTIVAR GROUP with Flowers

 

FLOWERING SEASON
with Flower and Flower Stalk

 

(o) H0
White
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(o) H1 Amethyst
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H2
Mauve
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(o) Spr-Green

(o) 1

(o) Aut-Green

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Erica gaudificans

(o) 1

Erica umbellata

1

Andromeda

(o) 1

(o) January
Winter

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(o) 1

(o) 1

1

Spr-Grey

1

(o) Aut-Grey

(o) 1

(o) Erica x griffithsii

(o) 1

Erica vagans

1

Bruckenthalia spiculifolia changed to
Erica spiculifolia

1

(o)February
Winter

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(o) H3
Lavender
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H4
Lilac
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H5
Ruby
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(o) Spr-Orange

(o) 1

Aut-Orange

1

Erica krameri

(o) 1

Erica veitchii

1

(o) Calluna

(o) 1

(o) March
Spring

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Spr-Red

1

Aut-Red

1

(o) Erica lusitanica

(o) 1

Erica watsonii

1

(o) Daboecia

(o) 1

(o) April
Spring

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H6
Cerise
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(o) H7
Rose Pink
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(o) H8
Pink
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(o) Spr-Yellow

(o) 1

(o) Aut-Yellow

(o) 1

(o) Erica mackayana

(o) 1

Erica williamsii

1

Erica Hardy Heaths:-

 

(o) May
Spring

(o) 1

(o) Spr-Other Colour

(o) 1

Aut-Other Colour

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Erica maderensis

(o) 1

 

 

Erica x afroeuropea

(o) 1

(o) June
Summer

(o) 1

(o) H9
Beetroot
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(o) H10
Purple
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(o) H11
Lilac Pink
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(o) Erica manipuliflora

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Erica andevalensis now treated as Erica mackayana ssp andevalensis

1

(o) July
Summer

(o) 1

SUMMER FOLIAGE COLOUR
with Foliage Stalk and Form

 

WINTER FOLIAGE COLOUR
with Foliage Stalk and Form

 

Erica multiflora

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SEED COLOUR

 

(o) Erica arborea

(o) 1

(o) August
Summer

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H13 Crimson
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(o) H14 Magenta
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(o) Sum-Bronze

(o) 1

(o) Win-Bronze

(o) 1

(o) Erica
oldenburgensis

(o) 1

Seed

1

(o) Erica x arendsiana

(o) 1

(o) September
Autumn

(o) 1

(o) Sum-Green

(o)
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(o) Win-Green

(o)
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Erica platycodon

1

 

 

(o) Erica australis

(o) 1

(o) October
Autumn

(o) 1

H15 Salmon

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(o) H16
Shell Pink

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(o) H17 Multi-Coloured
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Sum-Grey

1

Win-Grey

1

Erica scoparia

1

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(o) Erica azorica
(Syn.
Erica scoparia subsp. azorica)

(o) 1

(o) November
Autumn

(o) 1

Sum-Orange

1

(o) Win-Orange

(o) 1

Erica sicula

1

Garden

1

(o) Erica carnea

(o)
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(o) December
Winter

(o) 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sum-Red

1

(o) Win-Red

(o) 1

(o) Erica spiculifolia

(o) 1

 

 

(o) Erica ciliaris

(o) 1

 

 

 

 

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(o) Sum-Yellow

(o) 1

(o) Win-Yellow

(o) 1

(o) Erica stuartii

(o) 1


(o) COMMENTS

(o) Erica cinerea

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Sum-Other Colour

1

(o) Win-Other Colour

(o) 1

Erica terminalis

1

(o) Erica x darleyensis

(o) 1

The 2 rows of "Height x Spread in inches (cms) (1 inch = 2.5 cms, 12" = 1 foot = 30 cms) and Comment" state the Heather Description from 'Handy Guide to Heathers Descriptions & Suppliers of over 1000 varieties" by David & Anne Small, published in 1992 by Denbeigh Heather Nurseries (ISBN 0-9519160-0-9). This gives the official Heather Society flower colour(s) and foliage colour(s).
Photos from Chris Garnons-Williams are added to that respective flower colour or foliage colour page in the Shrub Heather Gallery and the relevant index page in this gallery IRRESPECTIVE OF THE ACTUAL FLOWER COLOUR OR FOLIAGE COLOUR (stated in the Handy Guide) IN THE IMAGE THAT WAS TAKEN BY CHRIS GARNONS-WILLIAMS.

(o) Erica erigena

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Species - Andromeda polifolia:-

"Andromeda polifolia is a dwarf plant of the northern hemishere found in Europe, North America and 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." from The Handy Guide to Heathers by David and Anne Small.

 

"Andromeda polifolia is also called Marsh Rosemary and Bog-rosemary. Its habitat is bogs, swamps, fens and peat-covered areas besides ponds.

Bog rosemary is not particularly highly esteemed in Finland, as folk names like ‘bog heather’ show. The father of botany Carl von Linné on the other hand adored the species, as is evident from the way that its scientific name compares it to the princess Andromeda from Greek mythology, who was renowned for her beauty and who was chained to a shore-side rock as a sacrifice for the sea monster. Perseus, the hero of the tale, flew on his winged horse Pegasus so save the damsel in distress, but bog rosemary is still chained to the peat.

Bog rosemary is very widespread in boggy habitats and thrives in both wet swamps and dry bog moss hummocks. The plant’s annual growth is lime green or with slightly reddish shades and is covered with a greyish, wax-like film. Strangely bloated and beautiful wine-red shoots can quite often be found in the bogs – in this case the plant has been destroyed by a fungus. Black patches on the leaves on the other hand are a sign that the plant is being attacked by another kind of fungus. Plant-eaters do not bother with bog rosemary as it contains andromedotoxin which is very poisonous, although there is no record of anyone dying from eating the plant.

Bog rosemary’s flower buds develop already in the previous growing season. The reddish flower is beautiful, and as it contains nectar and is fragrant it is clearly intended to attract pollinators. These do not however fly around bogs much at the beginning of summer when the plant is flowering, so for safety’s sake it is self-pollinating. Especially on the northern bogs and fell areas the seeds do not develop at all, but the species is not dependent on its seeds to propagate itself. It spreads efficiently through its underground rootstock and runners." from LuontPortii.

 

Heather Evergreen Shrub Cultivar or Hybrid Name
with link to its Description Page

Andromeda polifolia 'Alba'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mature Bud

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Flower and Flower Colour
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Flower Colour Page

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White - H0

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Flower Stalk

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Flowers

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Flowering Months with link its Flowering Month Page

May,
June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

6 x 16 (15 x 40)

The attractive bell-shaped white flowers with 5 to 8 flowers in a raceme are borne May though June. The leaves are very narrow producing an interesting and attractive habit. The foliage gray/blue.   Hardy to at least USDA Zone 3.  Requires acid soil.  Spreads by underground runners. Erect Habit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fol-iage Stalk Col-our

Spring
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Spring Foliage Colour Page

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Spring - Grey

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Summer with link to its
Summer Foliage Colour Page

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Summer - Grey

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Autumn with link to its
Autumn Foliage Colour Page

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Autumn - Grey

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Winter
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Winter Foliage Colour Page

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Winter - Grey

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Form dis-plays Over-all Fol-iage Col-our

Spring
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Summer with link to supplier in Europe

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Autumn with link to supplier in USA

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Heaths and Heathers

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Winter
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Heather Evergreen Shrub Cultivar or Hybrid Name
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Juvenile Bud

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Mature Bud

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Flower and Flower Colour
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Flower Colour Page

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Flower Stalk

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Flowers

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Flowering Months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Height x Spread in inches (cms) (1 inch = 2.5 cms, 12" = 1 foot = 30 cms)
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Fol-iage Stalk Col-our

Spring
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Spring Foliage Colour Page

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Summer with link to its
Summer Foliage Colour Page

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Autumn Foliage Colour Page

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Winter Foliage Colour Page

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Spring
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Summer with link to supplier in Europe

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Autumn with link to supplier in USA

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Winter
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Some heathers besides having flowers have foliage colours that change from 1 season to the next season in the UK -

  • Spring (March, April, May),
  • Summer (June, July, August),
  • Autumn (September, October, November) and
  • Winter (December, January, February).


The Heather Comparison Gallery provides comparison pages of the:-

  • 18 flower colours with flower and flower stalk as shown in the menu table at the top of this page,
  • 18 flower colours with flower and flower stalk in each of the months that heather flowers,
  • 7 foliage colours with foliage stalk and form per season as shown in the menu table at the top of this page, and
  • Each of the Heather Cultivar Groups with flowers

and the Index for the heathers shown in each of these Comparison Pages is in 1 or more Index Pages in the relevant Heather Evergreen Shrub Index Gallery instead of being in the same Comparison page, due to their being too many to include within the available space.
THIS COMBINATION OF FOLIAGE COLOUR CHANGE CAN BE USED IN YOUR GARDEN DESIGN TO AID DIFFERENT GROUNDCOVER FOLIAGE COLOURS IN DIFFERENT SEASONS, together with the months of flower buds before flowering and the post months of seedheads.

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