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with Foliage Stalk and Form

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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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H2
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

(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

(o)
1 2

(o) H3
Lavender
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(o) 1

H4
Lilac
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1

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)
1 2

Spr-Red

1

Aut-Red

1

(o) Erica lusitanica

(o) 1

Erica watsonii

1

(o) Daboecia

(o) 1

(o) April
Spring

(o)
1 2

H6
Cerise
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1

(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) 1

(o) H10
Purple
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(o) 1

(o) H11
Lilac Pink
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(o) 1

 

 

 

 

(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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(o) 1

H13 Crimson
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1

(o) H14 Magenta
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(o) 1

(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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1

(o) H16
Shell Pink

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(o) 1

(o) H17 Multi-Coloured
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(o) 1

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

 

 

 

 

Website Structure Explanation and
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(o) Sum-Yellow

(o) 1

(o) Win-Yellow

(o) 1

(o) Erica stuartii

(o) 1


(o) COMMENTS

(o) Erica cinerea

(o) 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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. aureifolia 'Estrella Gold'

Erica x arendsiana
'Charnwood Pink'

Erica australis
f. australis
 

Erica x darleyensis
f. darleyensis
'George Rendall'

Erica australis
f. australis
'Riverslea'

Erica carnea
f aureifolia
'Aztec Gold'

 

Juvenile Bud

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Photo from
 

Ericaaustralisflobudjuvkavanagh

Photo from
April 2013

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo from
December 2014

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Ericacarneaaztecgoldflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo from
October 2014

 

Mature Bud

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Photo from
 

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Photo from
 

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Photo from
 

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
December 2014

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Ericacarneaaztecgoldflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
October 2014

 

Flower and Flower Colour
with link to its
Flower Colour Page

Ericaarboreaalbertsgoldflokavanagh

White - H0

Photo from
June 2013

Ericaarboreaestrellagoldflokavanagh

White - H0

Photo from
June 2013

Ericaarendsianacharnwoodpinkflokavanagh

Pale Pink (Lilac - H4) to
Shell Pink - H16 so is
Multi-coloured - H17

Photo from
November 2013

Lilac Pink - H11

Photo from
 

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallflogarnonswilliams

Pink - H8
flowers darkening to
Heliotrope - H12

Photo from
December 2014
 

Ericaaustralisriversleaflokavanagh

Lilac Pink - H11

Photo from

Ericacarneaaztecgoldflogarnonswilliams

Shell Pink - H16
flowers darken to
Heliotrope - H12

Photo from
January 2015

 

Flower Stalk

Ericaarboreaalbertsgoldflostalkkavanagh

Photo of flowers from
June 2013

Ericaarboreaestrellagoldflostalkkavanagh

Photo of flower stalk from
June 2013

Ericaarendsianacharnwoodpinkflostalkkavanagh

Photo of flower stalks from
November 2013

Photo of flower stalk from
 

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallflostalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of flower stalk from
December 2014
 

Ericaaustralisriversleaflostalkkavanagh

 

Photo of flower stalk from
June 2013

Ericacarneaaztecgoldflostalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of flower stalk from
January 2015

 

Flowers

Ericaarboreaalbertsgoldfloskavanagh

Photo of flowers from
June 2013

Ericaarboreaestrellagoldfloskavanagh

Photo of flowers from
June 2013

Ericaarendsianacharnwoodpinkfloskavanagh

Photo of flowers from
November 2013

Photo of flowers

Ericadarleyensisgeorgerendallflosgarnonswilliams

Photo of flowers from
December 2014
 

Ericaaustralisriversleafloskavanagh

 

Photo of flowers and seedheads from
June 2013

Ericacarneaaztecgoldflosgarnonswilliams

Photo of flowers from
January 2015

 

Seed

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Photo of seed from
 

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Seedhead

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Photo of seedhead from
 

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Photo of

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Photo of seedheads from
June 2013

 

Photo from
 

 

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

April,
May

October,
November,
December,
January,
February,
March,
April

April,
May,
June

October,
November,
December,
January,
February,
March,
April,
May

April,
May,
June

January,
February,
March,
April

 

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.

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.

36 x 36 (90 x 90)


Pale pink (lilac (H4) deepening to shell-pink (H16)) flowers; October-April, mediumg green foliage; tall, erect habit. One of the clones from Kurt Kramer (Edewecht, Germany), named after a borough in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

80 x 40 (200 x 100)

Lilac Pink (H11) flowers, April-June, with dark green foliage. Open habit.

12 x 26 (30 x 65)

Pink (H8) flowers darkening to heliotrope (H12), XI–V; mid-green foliage, the young shoots tipped red fading to pink and cream; bushy; height 26–30cm; spread 61–75cm. Named after William George Rendall Eason, son of C. D. Eason.

48 x 34 (120 x 85)

Lilac-pink (H11) flowers, IV–VI; dark green foliage; height at least 1m; spread 75–100cm. Outstanding, but requires to be well pruned to avoid it becoming straggly.

8 x 14 (20 x 35)

Shell-pink (H16) flowers darken to heliotrope (H12), I–IV; golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter; bushy compact habit; height 20cm; spread 35cm.

Fol-iage Stalk Col-our

Spring
with link to its
Spring Foliage Colour Page

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Yellow

Photo from
 

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Bright Yellow Juvenile shoots

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Medium Green

Photo from
 

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Dark Green

Photo of flower buds and foliage from
April 2013

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Mid Green, the young shoots tipped red fading to pink and cream

Photo from
 

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Dark Green

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Golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter

Summer with link to its
Summer Foliage Colour Page

Ericaarboreaalbertsgoldfolsumkavanagh

Yellow

Photo from
June 2013
 

Ericaarboreaestrellagoldfolsumkavanagh

Lime Green

Photo of flowers and foliage from
June 2013

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Medium Green

Photo from
 

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Dark Green

Photo from
 

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Mid Green

Photo from
 

Ericaaustralisriversleafolsumkavanagh

Dark Green

Photo of flowers, seeds and foliage from
June 2013

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Golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter

Autumn with link to its
Autumn Foliage Colour Page

Ericaarboreaalbertsgoldfolautkavanagh

Yellow

Photo from
October 2014

Ericaarboreaestrellagoldfolautkavanagh

Lime Green

Photo from
October 2014

Ericaarendsianacharnwoodpinkfolautgarnonswilliams

Medium Green

Photo from
November 2014
 

Ericaaustralisfolautgarnonswilliams

 

Dark Green

Photo from
October 2014
 

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Mid Green

Photo from
 

Ericaaustralisriversleafolautkavanagh

Dark Green

Photo from
October 2014

Ericacarneaaztecgoldfolautgarnonswilliams

Golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter

Photo from
October 2014

Winter
with link to its
Winter Foliage Colour Page

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Yellow

Photo from
 

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Lime Green

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Medium Green

Photo from
 

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Dark Green

Photo from
 

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Mid Green

Photo from
 

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Dark Green

Ericacarneaaztecgoldfolwingarnonswilliams

Golden yellow foliage in summer, turning deep gold with orange and bronze tints in winter

Photo from
January 2015

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

Spring
with link to supplier in the UK

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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

Photo of form from
 

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

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Photo of form from
 

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Highland Heathers

Photo of form with flower buds and foliage from
April 2013

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St Bridget Nurseries,
Spring Park Nursery

Photo of form from
 

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Triscombe Nurseries

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Forest Edge Nurseries - a wholesale business

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

Photo of form from
August 2013

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Esveld

Photo of form from
June 2013

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Photo of form from
 

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Photo of form from
 

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Heather's Heide

Photo of form from
 

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Heather's Heide

Photo of flowers and foliage from
June 2013

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Autumn with link to supplier in USA

Ericaarboreaalbertsgoldforautkavanagh

 

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

Ericaarboreaestrellagoldforautkavanagh

Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
October 2014

Ericaarendsianacharnwoodpinkforautgarnonswilliams

Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
November 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
October 2014 gw

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
 

Ericaaustralisriversleaforautkavanagh

Heaths and Heathers

Photo from
October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form of flower buds and foliage from
October 2014

Winter
with link to supplier in Canada

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Photo of form from
 

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Photo of form from
 

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Photo of form from
 

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Photo of form with flower buds, flowers and foliage from
December 2014
 

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Ericacarneaaztecgoldforwingarnonswilliams

Photo of form of flower buds, flowers and foliage from
January 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Anyone during the summer months, who has walked over the moor lands throughout the British Isles will appreciate the magnificent mass of colour provided by Heathers. Heathers are native to not only the British Isles, but also much of mainland Europe to northern Italy and as far north as Iceland. Due to seed of our native Calluna vulgaris (Scotch Heather) being accidentally introduced on packaging materials, it has also become naturalised in parts of Nova Scotia and Eastern Canada.

We had better point out that there are more heather species (Erica) in South Africa than anywhere else in the world. Many of these have been introduced and sold as pot grown house plants, which if after flowering they are planted out in the garden, then they will die during the winter months. So do make sure the heather you are purchasing is hardy enough to be grown outdoors in the garden.

Most of the heathers require a fertile, moist, but not waterlogged, acid soil. By incorporating plenty of composted bark, or peat, we grow them quite successfully in a sandy loam of Ph6.5, which is almost neutral. If you garden on soils with a high lime content, it is better to create beds raised 15/20cm above your normal soil level and infill this with half and half JI 3 compost and composted bark, or peat. Heathers can also be grown in tubs, or troughs, but Calluna’s and Erica cinerea hate hot feet, but both species like an open sunny site and will not produce so many flowers if grown in dense shade. The winter flowering heather, Erica carnea, is a mountain plant consequently it will tolerate drier soils and warmer sites and will grow in fertile soils of PH7 with less bark, or peat being used.

FLOWERING TIMES
Erica carnea is a superb winter flowering, dwarf evergreen shrub. Over 130 named forms have been introduced varying in size, foliage and flower colour. Flowering time is usually from December to March when there is little else in flower.

Erica erigena is a strong growing shrub, which will attain between 75 cm and 2 metres and flowers during April and May. It has sported a number of foliage and flower cultivars, but they will not tolerate wet feet and exposed sites, but the hybrids between this species and Erica carnea are named Erica x darleyensis and these - although almost as tough as Erica carnea - are much stronger growers growing between 45 and 70cms in height. The x darleyensis cultivars produce flowers from white through to dark amethyst - all flower from December to May.

The tree heather, Erica arborea forms a small tree in Southern Europe where its roots are used to make briar pipes, but it is very tender. However, the variety alpina has been growing in our nursery showground for many years where - if left to its own devices - would attain 2-3 metres in height. It is massed with honey scented white flowers in April-May.

Erica cinerea is a superb low growing shrub which, according to cultivar, is massed with flowers of varying colours from June to September. Daboecia cantabrica also flowers at this time with attractive urn shaped flowers. The sub species scotica is lower growing and freer flowering.

Although there is only one species in Calluna vulgaris; over 600 named cultivars have been introduced, varying from dwarfs of 7cms to those which attain 60cms and with foliage of green, silver, or yellow. The flowers also vary from white to beetroot-red and appear from late June to September. Erica vagans, the Cornish Heath brings the season to a close; its stiff, upright branches produce masses of white, lavender, or pink flowers in September-October.

PRUNING
All of the summer flowering heathers can be pruned after flowering, or the brown seed heads left on until April. Erica arborea alpina and the x darleyensis hybrids can if room allows, be left to their own devices. If room is restricted they can be pruned over as soon as their flowers have faded.

" from Goscote Nurseries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Erica erigena
f aureifolia
'Golden Lady'

Erica lusitanica

Erica x oldenburgensis 'Oldenburg'

Erica carnea
'Ann Sparkes'

Erica carnea
'James Backhouse'

Erica carnea
'Atrorubra'

Erica carnea
'Christine Fletcher'

 

Juvenile Bud

Ericaerigenagoldenladyflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo from
October 2013

Ericalusitanicaflobudgarnonwilliams

Photo from
December 2014

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Photo from
February 2015
 

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Ericacarneajamesbackhouseflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo from
January 2015

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Photo from
 

Ericacarneachristinefletcherflobudgarnonswilliams

Photo from
January 2015

 

Mature Bud

Ericaerigenagoldenladyflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
October 2013

Ericalusitanicaflobudstalkgarnonwilliams

Photo from
December 2014

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Photo from
February 2015

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Ericacarneajamesbackhouseflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of buds with flowers below from
January 2015

Ericacarneaatrorubraflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
February 2015

Ericacarneachristinefletcherflobudstalkgarnonswilliams

Photo from
January 2015

 

Flower and Flower Colour
with link to its
Flower Colour Page

Ericaerigenagoldenladyflokavanagh

White - H0

Photo from
June 2013

Ericalusitanicaflogarnonwilliams

White - H0

Photo from
December 2014

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White - H0

Photo from
February 2015

Ericacarneaannsparkesflo2garnonswilliams

Rose Pink - H7 flowers darken to
Heliotrope - H12

Photo from
February 2015

Ericacarneajamesbackhouseflogarnonswilliams

Lavender - H3

Photo from
January 2015

Ericacarneaatrorubraflogarnonswilliams

Deep Pink - H8

Photo from
February 2015
 

Ericacarneachristinefletcherflogarnonswilliams

Open Shell Pink - H16 and darken through the season to Heliotrope - H12

Photo from
February 2015

 

Flower Stalk

Ericaerigenagoldenladyflostalkkavanagh

Photo of flower stalk from
June 2013

Ericalusitanicaflostalkgarnonwilliams

Photo of flower stalk from December 2014
 

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Photo of flower stalk from February 2015
 

Ericacarneaannsparkesflostalkgarnonswilliams

Photo of flower stalk from
February 2015

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Photo from
January 2015

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Photo of flower stalk from
February 2015
 

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Photo of flower stalk from
February 2015

 

Flowers

Ericaerigenagoldenladyfloskavanagh

Photo of flowers from
June 2013

Ericalusitanicaflosgarnonwilliams

Photo of flowers from
December 2014
 

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Photo of flowers from
February 2015

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Photo of flowers from
February 2015

Ericacarneajamesbackhouseflosgarnonswilliams

Photo from
January 2015

Ericacarneaatrorubraflosgarnonswilliams

Photo of flowers from
February 2015
 

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Photo of flowers from February 2015

 

Seed

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Seedhead

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Photo from
October 2014

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Flowering Months

February,
March,
April

December,
January,
February,
March,
April,
May

March,
April,
May

February,
March,
April,
May

March,
April

January,
February,
March,
April,
May

March,
April

 

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

12 x 16 (30 x 40)

White flowers, II–IV, sparse; golden yellow foliage throughout the year; slow-growing; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. This is prone to severe windburn in cold windy sites, and also, if planted in a harsh site, to reverting to ‘W. T. Rackliff’ from which it was a sport.

40 x 28 (100 x 70)

Pink buds opening white  flowers and sometimes tinged with pink, March-May, with medium green foliage.  Open erect 40” tall x 28" wide.  Can begin blooming in December some years.

Recommended by the Heather Society.

28 x 28 (70 x 70)

"White flowers, March-May, with mid-green Erica arborea like foliage. Broad spreading habit. This hybrid was deliberately raised by Kurt Kramer in Germany and named after the region in which he lives." from The Heather Society.

"Erica x oldenburgensis 'Oldenburg' is an unusual and attractive, free-flowering evergreen with White flowers from March to May. Height and spread 70cm. Lime tolerant." from Wyevale Garden Centres.

6 x 10 (15 x 25)

The flowers, February-May, open Rose Pink - H7 and darken to Heliotrope - H12. The orange foliage turns crimson under cold stress with bronze tips during the rest of the year. Distinctive. Recommended by the Heather Society.

6 x 16 (15 x 40)

Lavender (H3) flowers, March-April, with Mid Green Foliage. Loose straggly habit.

6 x 16 (15 x 40)

Deep Pink (H8) flowers, January-May, with mid green foliage.

6 x 22 (15 x 55)

The flowers, March-April, open Shell Pink (H16) and darken through the season to Heliotrope (H12). Dark Green foliage. Moderate spreader.

Fol-iage Stalk Col-our

Spring
with link to its
Spring Foliage Colour Page

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Golden Yellow

Photo from
March 2013
 

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Medium Green

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Mid Green

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Mid Green

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Summer with link to its
Summer Foliage Colour Page

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Golden Yellow

Photo from
July 2013

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Medium Green

Photo from
 

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Mid Green

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Mid Green

Photo from
 

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Autumn with link to its
Autumn Foliage Colour Page

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Golden Yellow

Photo from
September 2012

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Medium Green

Photo from
 

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Mid Green

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Mid Green

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Winter
with link to its
Winter Foliage Colour Page

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Golden Yellow

Photo from
 

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Medium Green

Photo from
 

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Mid Green

Photo of foliage and flowers from
February 2015
 

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Orange foliage turned Crimson foliage under cold stress

Photo from
February 2015

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Mid Green foliage

Photo from
January 2015

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Mid Green

Photo from
February 2015
 

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Dark Green

Photo from
January 2015

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

Spring
with link to supplier in the UK

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Spring Park Nursery

Photo of form from
March 2013

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Wyevale Garden Centres

Photo of form from
 

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Highland Heathers

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Triscombe Nurseries

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Photo of form from
 

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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

Photo of form from
July 2013

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Heather's Heide

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Heather's Heide

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Heather's Heide and
Esveld

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Heather's Heide

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Heather's Heide

Photo of form from
 

Autumn with link to supplier in USA

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
 

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
October 2014

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
 

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Heaths and Heathers

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Heaths and Heathers

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from
 

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Heaths and Heathers

Photo of form from

Winter
with link to supplier in Canada

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Photo of form from
 

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Photo of form from
 

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Photo of white flowers and foliage in form from
February 2015

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Bunchberry Nurseries

Photo of form of flowers with orange foliage turned crimson in the cold from
February 2015

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Photo from
January 2015

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Photo of form from
February 2015

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Photo of form with flowers from
February 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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