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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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Mauve
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(o) Spr-Green

(o) 1

(o) Aut-Green

(o)
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Erica gaudificans

(o) 1

Erica umbellata

1

Andromeda

(o) 1

(o) January
Winter

(o)
1 2

(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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Lavender
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H4
Lilac
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H5
Ruby
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1

(o) Spr-Orange

(o) 1

Aut-Orange

1

Erica krameri

(o) 1

Erica veitchii

1

(o) Calluna

(o) 1

(o) March
Spring

(o)
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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

(o)
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H6
Cerise
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(o) H7
Rose Pink
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(o) 1

(o) H8
Pink
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(o) 1

(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

1

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

(o) 1

 

 

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

1

SEED COLOUR

 

(o) Erica arborea

(o) 1

(o) August
Summer

(o) 1

(o) H12 Heliotrope
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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)
1 2

(o) Win-Green

(o)
1 2

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

BED PICTURES

 

(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)
1 2

(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:-

  • Daboecia cantabrica
    This shrub is found in western Ireland, western France and northern Iberia. They are glossy leaved and have the largest leaves and flowers of all the heaths and heathers.  The leaves are white on the underside.  With the exception of one double, these are the only heaths whose flowers fall off when finished blooming.  They do like acid soil.  These are natural bog plants which grow to about two feet tall and can tolerate moist soil. 
    They are hardy to Zone 6 (-10 degrees) with protection and warmer.  We recommend Zone 7 and warmer.  They can suffer winter damage if hit by severe early or late frosts. 
    These bloom for us for over five months with two major flushes in early summer and fall.  This year they bloomed until nearly Christmas until a very hard frost. 
  • Daboecia x scotica
    This is a hybrid between Daboecia azorica and Daboecia cantabrica.  The result is a compact shrub that blooms continuously between June and November. Zone and culture is the same as above. 
  • Daboecia azorica
    This is a small evergreen shrub from the Azores. They are not as hardy as the other daboecia. We have lost them at 5F in the Pacific Northwest." from Heathers and Heaths."

"Daboecia: St Dabeoc’s heath

There are two species of Daboecia. One is found only in the Azores and is sometimes treated as a subspecies of the more widespread St Dabeoc’s heath which inhabits western Ireland, and also ranges from south-western France through northern Spain into the north-west of Portugal.
In cultivation these two species have accidentally hybridized and the hybrid is now a popular garden plant.
Low-growing or dwarf, evergreen shrubs that prefer acid soil. They have relatively large, elliptical, leathery leaves which are white or silver underneath, and the large, urn-shaped flowers, ranging in colour from white through lavender to deep purple, arranged erect spikes in summer.
In gardens, St Dabeoc’s heaths tend to have two flushes of flowers, the first in early summer and another in early autumn which continues until frost occurs. They are useful plants for ground-cover and for intermixing with other dwarf shrubs such as western gorse (Ulex gallii). They are particularly effective when planted in drifts of mixed flower-colours. St Dabeoc’s heaths tend to become straggly if not pruned annually. They can tolerate a little shade and are more resistant to drought than most heathers.

  • Daboecia azorica : Queiró, Azores heath
    Dwarf shrub, to 20cm (8in) tall, spreading to 40cm (16in), distinguished from D. cantabrica by the smaller leaves and the lack of hairs on the ruby (very rarely pink or white) flowers. Suitable for USDA zone 8.
    When regarded as a subspecies of Daboecia cantabrica its name is Daboecia cantabrica subsp. azorica.
    In the Azores, this heath grows in very well drained volcanic gravels, so it does best when provided with similar conditions in gardens. However, it is most uncommon and difficult to obtain, and only one cultivar has been distinguished and named.
    • Daboecia azorica cultivars
  • Daboecia cantabrica : St Dabeoc's heath, Irish heath
    Sprawling or compact shrub, to 40cm (16in) tall, spreading to 70cm (28in); leaves glossy, dark green 1.5cm (2/3in) long, 6mm (¼in) wide; flowers about 1cm (3/8in) long, usually lavender, summer to autumn. Suitable for USDA zone 6 with protection but some winter damage can occur if planted in heavy ground or frost pockets.
    St Dabeoc's heath, Daboecia cantabrica, is native in Ireland.
    • Daboecia cantabrica f. alba cultivars
    • Daboecia cantabrica f. blumii cultivars
    • Daboecia cantabrica f. cantabrica cultivars
  • Daboecia x scotica : Hybrid St Dabeoc's heath
    A hybrid of garden origin between Daboecia azorica and Daboecia cantabrica: when these are regarded as subspecies (an opinion not maintained by The Heather Society), the hybrid is named Daboecia cantabrica nothosubsp. scotica.
    Compact shrub, to 20cm (8in) in height, spreading to 45cm (18in); leaves are glossy, dark green, smaller than those of Daboecia cantabrica; flowers white to crimson, summer to late autumn.
    This is ideal for ground-cover in the smaller garden and for use in tubs, troughs and hanging baskets. Suitable for USDA zone 6.
    • Daboecia x scotica cultivars

Etymology
Daboecia derives from the Irish name for this heather, fraoch Dabeoc, recorded in the late seventeenth century by the antiquarian Edward Lhuyd.
Dabeoc (pronounced da-vock)* was perhaps the youngest son of a Welsh chieftain who founded a monastery on an island in Lough Derg in County Donegal Ireland. When Latinized, the ‘o’ and ‘e’ were reversed, an error that has been perpetuated ever since." from The Heather Society.

 

"Given the chance, this long loved plant can in the wild measure 2m or more across, but in gardens it may be expected to be little more than 75cm wide and 40cm high. Leaves sessile, ovate-elliptic, 1cm or more long, the upper ones narrower, almost hairless and deep green above, but ciliate and closely white-felted beneath. Flowers typically nodding, (erect in D.c. forma blumii), 1.4cm long with a very few short, glandular hairs on the outside, in terminal racemes of up to twenty, normally reddish-purple, often rather pale, but also pink, cherry-red or white, and there is a double form. Coastal areas of southwestern France, northern Spain, Portugal and western Ireland in heathland.
Among the fifty or so named cultivars, the following are some which could be effective in a rock garden. A single plant is enough unless the area is large:-

  • 'Atropurpurea', small, dark purple bells.
  • 'Bicolor', florets purple white or a varied mixture of both, often on the same raceme.
  • 'Blueness', possibly an improvement on 'Praegerae'.
  • 'Charlie Nelson', the only double, blemished by its fat corollas failing to fall when dead. It has the unusual characteristic that the first flowers are usually single, only the later racemes being double.
  • 'Cinderella', soft pink, from 'Bicolor'.
  • 'Covadonga', remarkable for its split, revolute corolla of a unique brownish-crimson.
  • 'David Moss', white. There are many other whites, all good, all coming under forma alba. There is no single 'Alba' clone.
  • 'Porter's Variety', the smallest cultivar, 15cm or so, with curious small, dark purple pinched corollas.
  • 'Praegerae', rich pink corollas with hardly a trace of blue; deservedly long popular.
  • 'Rainbow', variegated leaves.
  • 'Snowdrift', the only normal named white.
  • 'Waley's Red', a good cherry-red.
  • 'White Blum' (of forma blumii), erect habit made even smarter by its erect florets." from Alpine Garden Society.

 

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

Daboecia cantabrica
'Alba Globosa'

Daboecia cantabrica
'Alberta White'

Daboecia cantabrica
'Arielle'

Daboecia cantabrica 'Atropurpurea'

Daboecia cantabrica
'Barbara Phillips'

Daboecia cantabrica
'Bicolor'

Daboecia cantabrica
'Blueless'

 

Juvenile Bud

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September 2013
 

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October 2014

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October 2014

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September 2013

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August 2013

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August 2013

 

Mature Bud

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September 2013
 

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October 2014

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September 2013

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August 2013

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August 2013

 

Flower and Flower Colour
with link to its
Flower Colour Page

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September 2013
 

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October 2014

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Magenta - H14

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October 2014

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Deep Purple - H10

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October 2014

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Amethyst - H1

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September 2013

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White and
Beetroot - H9 flowers so is
Multi-coloured H17

Photo from
August 2013

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Rose Pink - H7

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August 2013

 

Flower Stalk

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September 2013
 

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October 2014

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June 2013

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October 2014

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September 2013

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August 2013

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August 2013

 

Flowers

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September 2013
 

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October 2014

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June 2013

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June 2013

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September 2013

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August 2013

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August 2013

 

Flowering Months with link its Flowering Month Page

June,
July,
August,
September

June,
July,
August,
September

July,
August,
September,
October

June,
July,
August,
September,
October

June,
July,
August,
September,
October,
November

June,
July,
August,
September,
October,
November

June,
July,
August,
September,
October

 

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

16 x 28 (40 x 70)

White flowers, more round than 'Alba', June-September, with mid green foliage. Compact habit.

12 x 20 (30 x 50)

White flowers, June-September, with bright green foliage. Erect habit and one of the better whites.

12 x 20 (30 x 50)

Large glowing Magenta flowers, July-October, with dark green foliage. Compact habit

16 x 28 (40 x 70)

Deep purple (H10) flowers, June-October, with dark green glossy foliage.

18 x 30 (31-45 x 61-75)

A free-flowering plant with Amethyst (H1) flowers; June-November, dark green foliage, broad spreading habit; height: 31-45 cm; spread 61-75 cm.

14 x 26 (35 x 65)

White and Beetroot (H9) flowers, June-November, with mid green foliage.
"'Bicolor' is a spreading evergreen dwarf shrub with small ovate leaves and long racemes of urn-shaped flowers 10mm in length, which may be purple, white or striped with both colours" from RHS.

14 x 20 (35 x 50)

Clear Rose Pink (H7) flowers, June-October, with dark green foliage. Compact habit.

Fol-iage Stalk Col-our

Spring
with link to its
Spring Foliage Colour Page

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Mid Green

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April 2013
 

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Bright Green

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Dark Green

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Dark Green

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Dark Green

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Mid Green

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Dark Green

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March 2013

Summer with link to its
Summer Foliage Colour Page

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Mid Green

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Bright Green

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June 2013

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Dark Green

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June 2013

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Dark Green

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June 2013

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Dark Green

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Mid Green

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August 2013

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Dark Green

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August 2013

Autumn with link to its
Autumn Foliage Colour Page

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Mid Green

Photo of bud, flower, seeds and foliage from
October 2014
 

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Bright Green

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October 2014

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Dark Green

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October 2014

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Dark Green

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October 2014

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Dark Green

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September 2013

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Mid Green

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Dark Green

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October 2014

Winter
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Winter Foliage Colour Page

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Mid Green

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Bright Green

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Dark Green

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Mid Green

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

Spring
with link to supplier in the UK

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Wholesale only: Kingfisher Nursery

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April 2013

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St. Bridget Nurseries
Goscote Nurseries
Spring Park Nursery

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Benson Nurseries

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Wholesale only: Kingfisher Nursery

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March 2013

Summer with link to supplier in Europe

Heather's Heide online shop from Holland is closed on Sunday

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Heather's Heide

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Heather's Heide

Photo of form from
June 2013

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Heather's Heide

Photo of form from
June 2013

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Heather's Heide

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June 2013

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Heather's Heide

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Heather's Heide

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August 2013

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August 2013

Autumn with link to supplier in USA

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Photo of form with buds, flowers, seeds and foliage from
October 2014
 

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form with flowers and foliage from
October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

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October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form with flowers from
October 2014

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September 2013

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Heaths and Heathers

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form with seedheads from October 2014

Winter
with link to supplier in Canada

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The Heather Farm

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February 2013

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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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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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Dark Green

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Dark Green

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Autumn with link to its
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Winter
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Form dis-plays Over-all Fol-iage Col-our

Spring
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Spring Park Nursery

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Summer with link to supplier in Europe

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Heather's Heide

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Heaths and Heathers

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Winter
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Bunchberry Nurseries

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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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