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SPRING FOLIAGE COLOUR
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Erica Hardy Heaths:-

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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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Mauve
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(o) Spr-Green

(o) 1

(o) Aut-Green

(o)
1 2

Erica gaudificans

(o) 1

Erica umbellata

1

Andromeda

(o) 1

(o) January
Winter

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(o) 1

(o) 1

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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

(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

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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

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

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SEED COLOUR

 

(o) Erica arborea

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(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

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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

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Win-Grey

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Erica scoparia

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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

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(o) Erica cinerea

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Sum-Other Colour

1

(o) Win-Other Colour

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Erica terminalis

1

(o) Erica x darleyensis

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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.

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Species - Erica arborea:-

"A tree heath, which in our 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." from The Handy Guide to Heathers by David and Anne Small.

 

"Erica arborea : tree heather, tree heath, bruyére

Tree to 15m (or more) tall, or bushy shrub with a lignotuber. Leaves in whorls of 3, to 7mm long. Flowers in umbels of 2–4 on short leafy shoots; honey scented; calyx cup-shaped, 4-lobed, white; corolla white, bell-shaped, ±3mm long; stamens 8 visible at mouth of corolla; anthers with spurs; style-end emergent.

Blooms in winter and spring.

One of the most wide-ranging heathers, from the Canary Islands and Madeira, through the Mediterranean basin and north Africa to the eastern Black Sea, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, central Sahara, Ethiopia and into east Africa. Plants in cultivation are probably of Mediterranean origin. It varies in hardiness from frost-tender to suitable for hardiness zone 7, and is not as tolerant of lime as commonly supposed. Young plants should be shaped in the early years to avoid untidy growth. Tree heath can be damaged by heavy snowfalls but will break from the base again.

  • Erica arborea f. arborea : foliage green.
  • Erica arborea f. aureifolia : foliage yellow." from The Heather Society.

 

"Erica arborea. This tree heath is found in the Mediterranean basin, the Canary Island and North and East Africa.  Some old specimens can grow to 10 feet or more.  The flowers are scented like honey.  There are few heathers with any scent at all.  They like acid soil and grow upright.  These are quite drought tolerant.

Hardy to Zone 7 (0 degrees) and warmer.  They need heavy snow loads removed to avoid breakage." from Heaths and Heathers in America.

 

"Erica arborea (Tree Heaths) provide flowers from March until June, when very few heaths are in flower. The plants take many years to develop and in most parts of the country they will remain much smaller. Generally speaking, they are hardy, but if cut back by frost or broken by wind or snow they should be pruned back hard and the young growths allowed to develop from the base." from Spring Park Nursery.

 

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

Erica arborea var. alpina f. aureifolia
'Albert's Gold'

Tree heath 'Albert's Gold'

Erica arborea f. arborea 'Alpina'
(Syn. Erica arborea var. alpina)

Erica arborea f. aureifolia 'Estrella Gold'

Erica arborea f. arborea
'Spring Smile'

 

 

 

 

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Mature Bud

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Flower and Flower Colour
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Flower Colour Page

Ericaarboreaalbertsgoldflokavanagh

White - H0

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June 2013

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Flower Stalk

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June 2013

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Flowers

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Flowering Months with link its Flowering Month Page

March,
April,
May
Small, fragrant, globose white flowers in tall panicles to 30cm in length are produced only sparsely

March,
April,
May

April,
May

April,
May

 

 

 

 

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

78 x 32 (200 x 80)

Sparse, slightly scented white flowers, March-May, with yellow foliage all year - being brightest in winter and spring. Sport from 'Alpina'.

Fully hardy - Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F) - borderline.

80 x 34 (200 x 85)

White flowers, III–V, closely packed in cylindrical spikes, stalks white or green; mid-green foliage; height at least 1m; spread 75–100cm. Hardy. Collected, according to Georg Dieck, at about 1,400m altitude, in Serrania de Cuenca, Spain, more than a century ago.

48 x 30 (120 x 75)

White flowers, IV–V, profuse; lime-green foliage with bright yellow young shoots in spring; broad compact habit; height 1m and more; spread 61–75cm. Hardier than some other clones. Collected in Serra da Estrela near Coimbra, Portugal, in 1972 by R. Zwijnenburg and introduced first in the Netherlands.

40 x 32 (100 x 80)

White flowers, IV–V, buds pink; soft light green foliage, shoots tipped pinkish yellow in early winter; height at least 1m; spread 75–100cm. Tender; can only be grown outside in the mildest climates. Collected in Spain by Rinus Zwijnenburg.

 

 

 

Fol-iage Stalk Col-our

Spring
with link to its
Spring Foliage Colour Page

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Yellow

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Mid Green

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March 2013

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Bright Yellow Juvenile shoots

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Light Green

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Summer with link to its
Summer Foliage Colour Page

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Yellow

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June 2013
 

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Mid Green

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Lime Green

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June 2013

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Light Green

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August 2013

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Autumn with link to its
Autumn Foliage Colour Page

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Yellow

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October 2014

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Mid Green

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October 2014

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Lime Green

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October 2014

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Light Green

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Winter
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Winter Foliage Colour Page

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Mid Green

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Lime Green

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Soft Light Green foliage, shoots tipped pinkish yellow in early winter

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

Spring
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Burncoose Nurseries,
St Bridget Nurseries,
Goscote Nurseries,
Holden Clough Nursery,
Highland Heathers of Scotland have this under table for Tree Heaths with Calluna vulgaris as its column heading and Alberts Gold in the table row on December 27 2014 - this reply by Highland Heathers of 18 December 2014 states "We are in the process of revamping our website and any errors are being amended" in response to my email about their stocklist sent on 18 December 2014.
Forest Edge Nurseries,
Triscombe Nurseries

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Perryhill Nurseries,
Highland Heathers ,
Spring Park Nursery

Photo of form with flower buds from
March 2013

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Perryhill Nurseries,
Triscombe Nurseries,
Burncoose Nurseries,
St Bridget Nurseries,
Goscote Nurseries,
Holden Clough Nursery

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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
and Esveld

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August 2013

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Esveld

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Esveld

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June 2013

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August 2013

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Autumn with link to supplier in USA

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Photo of form under a full grown birch tree from
October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

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October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

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October 2014

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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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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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Spring
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Heather's Heide

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Heaths and Heathers

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Bunchberry Nurseries

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Mrs. Ravioli comes to visit her son Anthony for dinner. 

He lives with a female roommate, Maria.

 

 

During the course of the meal, his mother couldn't help but notice how pretty Anthony's roommate is. 

 

 

Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Anthony and his roommate than met the eye.

 

Reading his mother's thoughts, Anthony volunteered, 

"I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, 

Maria and I are just roommates.''

 

About a week later, Maria came to Anthony saying, 

"Ever since your mother came to dinner, 

I've been unable to find the silver sugar bowl. 

You don't suppose she took it, do you?"

 

"Well, I doubt it, but I'll email her, just to be sure." 

So he sat down and wrote an email: 

Dear MaMa, I'm not saying that you "did" take the sugar bowl from my house; I'm not saying that you "did not"... But the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you were here for dinner. 

Your Loving Son 

Anthony 

 

Several days later, Anthony received a response email from his MaMa which read:

 

Dear son,  I'm not saying that you "do" sleep with Maria, and I'm not saying that you "do not" sleep with her. 

But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she would have found the sugar bowl by now.

Your Loving MaMa

 

 

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