Topic
Case Studies
Companion Planting

...A, B, C, D, E,
...F, G, H, I, J, K,
...L, M, N, O, P, Q,
...R, S, T, U, V, W,
...X, Y, Z
...Pest Control
...using Plants

Garden Construction
Garden Design

...How to Use the Colour Wheel Concepts for Selection of Flowers, Foliage and Flower Shape
...RHS Mixed Borders
......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials
......Other Plants
Garden Maintenance
Glossary
Home
Library
Offbeat Glossary
 

 

Plants
...Plant Selection of 6 levels with lists by:

1 - Plant Use including Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers, Groundcover and
Poisonous Plants

2 - Plants for Soil
Any, Chalk, Clay, Lime-free, Sandy, Peaty
2a Plant Requirements
2b Form - Tree Growth Shape
Columnar

2b Shrub/ Perennial Growth Habit
Mat

2c - Garden Use
Bedding

2d - Plant Type
Bulb


Refining Selection
3a - Flower Colour
Blue Flowers
Photos -
Bedding

Bulb
Climber
Evergr Per
Evergr Shrub
Wild Flower
3b - Flower Shape
Photos -
Bedding

Evergr Per
Herbac Per
3c - Foliage Colour
Large Leaves

Other

Non-Green Foliage 1
Non-Green Foliage 2
Sword-shaped Leaves

4 - Pruning Requirements
Pruning Plants

5 - 1000 Groundcover Plants
Plant Name - A

6 - Then, finally use
COMPANION PLANTING to

aid your plant selected or to
deter Pests



Soil
...Soil Nutrients
Tool Shed
Useful Data

Topic - Plant Photo Galleries
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
Bulb
Climber

 

Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12

All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
...Index

All Foliage 212
All Spring Foliage 212

All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212
Rock Plant Flowers 53

 

Your chosen Garden Style then changes your Plant Selection Process

Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...Infill2 Plants
...Infill3 Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...
12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...All2 Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position,
Use Index

...Shape, Form
Index

 

Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
...Trees -
Deciduous

Evergreen Perennial
 

Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evgr
...Shrub Heathers
......Gallery,
......Species Index Page with
......Pages describing each Heather of that Species Index Page

......Andromeda
.........Andromeda In
......
Bruckenthalia
......Calluna
.........Index AC
.........AB-AP,
.........AP-BU,
.........BU-CW,
.........
Index D-G
.........DB-FA,
.........FA-GO,
.........GO-GU,
.........
Index H-L
.........HA-IN,
.........IN-LO,
.........LO-LY,
.........
Index M-R
.........MA-PA,
.........PA-RO,
.........RO-RU,
.........
Index S-Z
.........SA-SO,
.........SP-WH,
.........WI-YV

......Daboecia
.........Daboecia In
.........Index
.........cantabrica
.........x scotica

......Erica: Carnea
.........Carnea Index
.........AD-JO
.........JO-RO
.........RU-WI
......Erica: Cinerea
.........Index
.........AM-HE,
.........HO-RO,
.........RO-WI

......Erica: Others
.........Others Index
.........Others 1
.........Others 2
.........Others 3
.........Others 4 *
.........
Darleyensis In
.........darleyensis 1
.........darleyensis 2
.........
Tetralix Index
.........tetralix
.........
Vagans Index
.........vagans
...Heather Shrub
...Heather Index

 

Evergreen Tree
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods

Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Vegetable

Wild Flower

Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly

 

STAGE 4C CULTIVATION, POSITION, USE GALLERY

 

Cultivation Requirements of Plant

Outdoor / Garden Cultivation

1

Indoor / House Cultivation

1

Cool Greenhouse (and Alpine House) Cultivation with artificial heating in the Winter

1

Conservatory Cultivation with heating throughout the year

1

Stovehouse Cultivation with heating throughout the year for Tropical Plants

1

 

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

1

Part Shade

1

Full Shade

1

 

Soil Type

Any Soil

1

Chalky Soil

1

Clay Soil

1

Lime-Free Soil

1

Peaty Soil

1

Sandy Soil

1

Acid Soil

1

Alkaline Soil

1

Badly-drained Soil

1

 

Soil Moisture

Dry

1

Moist

1

Wet

1

 

Position for Plant

Back of Shady Border

1

Back of Shrub Border

1

Bedding

1

Bog Garden

1

Coastal Conditions / Seaside

1

Container in Garden

1

Front of Border

1

Ground Cover 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

1

Ground Cover 24-72 inches (60-180 cms)

1

Ground Cover Over 72 inches (180 cms)

1

Hanging Basket

1

Hedge

1

Hedge - Thorny

1

Pollution Barrier

1

Pond

1

Pot in House, Greenhouse, Conservatory or Stovehouse

1

Raised Bed

1

Rest of Border

1

Rock Garden

1

Scree Bed

1

Speciman on Lawn

1

Sunny Border

1

Tree for Lawn

1

Tree/Shrub for Small Garden

1, 2,
3, 4,
5, 6,
7, 8,
9, 10,
11,12,
13,14,
15,16,
uses of tree/ shrub

Wildflower

1

Windbreak

1

Woodland

1

 

Use of Plant

Pollen or nectar for Bees

1

Hosts to Butterflies

1

Encouraging birds / wildlife, providing food and shelter

1

Bee-Pollinated plants for Hay Fever Sufferers

1

Berries / Fruit

1

Dry Site in Full Sun

1

Dry Shade

1

Filtering noise

1

Flower Arrange-ments

1

Fragrant Flower

1

Language of Flowers

1

Low maintenance

1

Moist Shade

1

Moist and swampy Sites

1

Nitrogen fixing plants

1

Not Fragrant Flower

1

Rabbit-Resistant

1

Speciman Plant

1

Thornless

1

Tolerant of Poor Soil

1

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Plant Foliage

Aromatic Foliage

1

Autumn Foliage

1

Finely Cut Leaves

1

Large Leaves

1

Yellow Variegated Foliage

1

White Variegated Foliage

1

Red / Purple Variegated Foliage

1

Silver, Grey and Glaucous Foliage

1

Sword-shaped Leaves

1

 

 

Flower Shape

Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less
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1

1 Petal

1

2 Petals

1

3 Petals
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1

4 Petals
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1

5 Petals
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1

Above 5
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1

 

Flower Shape - Simple

Stars
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1

Bowls
 

1

Cups and Saucers
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1

Globes
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1

Goblets and Chalices
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1

Trumpets
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1

Funnels
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1

Bells
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1

Thimbles
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1

Urns
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1

Salverform

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1

 

Flower Shape - Elaborated

Tubes, Lips and Straps
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1

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets
aquilegiacfloformosafoord1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Hats, Hoods and Helmets
acanthusspinosuscflocoblands1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Standards, Wings and Keels
lathyrusflotvernus1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Discs and Florets
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1

Pin-Cushions
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1

Tufts
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1

Cushion
androsacecforyargongensiskevock1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Umbel
agapanthuscflos1campanulatusalbidusgarnonswilliams1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Buttons
argyranthemumflotcmadeiracrestedyellow1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Pompoms
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1

 

Natural Arrangements

Bunches, Posies, Sprays
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1

Columns, Spikes and Spires
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1

Whorls, Tiers and Candelabra
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1

Plumes and Tails
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1

Chains and Tassels
 

1

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades
 

1

Spheres, Domes (Clusters), Plates and Drumsticks
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1

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Shrub, Tree Shape

Columnar
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1

Oval
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1

Rounded or Spherical
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1

Flattened Spherical
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1

Narrow Conical / Narrow Pyramidal
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1

Broad Conical / Broad Pyramidal
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1

Ovoid /
Egg-Shaped

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1

Broad Ovoid
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1

Narrow Vase-shaped / Inverted Ovoid
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1

Fan-Shaped /Vase-Shaped
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1

Broad Fan-Shaped / Broad Vase-Shaped
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1

Narrow Weeping
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1

Broad Weeping
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1

Palm

1

 

Conifer Cone

1

 

Form

Arching

1

Climbing

1

Clump-Forming

1

Mat-Forming

1

Mound-Forming

1

Prostrate

1

Spreading

1

Stemless

1

Upright

1

 

Poisonous Plant

1

 

STAGE 1
GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY

 

Fragrant Plants adds the use of another of your 5 senses in your garden:-
Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Leaves
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5

Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Bark
1
, 2, 3

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an
Acid Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4

Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
1
, 2, 3

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Leaves
1
, 2, 3

Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves
1
, 2

Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5

Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit
1
, 2, 3

Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2

Night-scented Flowering Plants
1
, 2

Scented Aquatic Plants
1


Plants with Scented Fruits
1


Plants with Scented Roots
1
, 2

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Wood
1


Trees and Shrubs with Scented Gums
1


Scented Cacti and Succulents
1


Plants bearing Flowers or Leaves of Unpleasant Smell
1
, 2
 

 

STAGE 2
INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERY 3

Fan-trained Shape
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From Rhododendrons, boxwood, azaleas, clematis, novelties, bay trees, hardy plants, evergreens : novelties bulbs, cannas novelties, palms, araucarias, ferns, vines, orchids, flowering shrubs, ornamental grasses and trees book, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Ramblers Scramblers & Twiners by Michael Jefferson-Brown (ISBN 0 - 7153 - 0942 - 0) describes how to choose, plant and nurture over 500 high-performance climbing plants and wall shrubs, so that more can be made of your garden if you think not just laterally on the ground but use the vertical support structures including the house as well.

The Gardener's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Climbers & Wall Shrubs - A Guide to more than 2000 varieties including Roses, Clematis and Fruit Trees by Brian Davis. (ISBN 0-670-82929-3) provides the lists for 'Choosing the right Shrub or Climber' together with Average Height and Spread after 5 years, 10 years and 20 years.

 

STAGE 2
INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES 1, 2, 3


Gardening with Alpines by Stanley B. Whitehead. Garden Book Club.
Published in 1962. It provides most of the data about the Alpines.

Plant Solutions 1000+ suggestions for every garden situation by Nigel Colborn ISBN
13:978
0 00 719312 7, provides many of the plants for the pages in these Galleries.

Essential Annuals The 100 Best for Design and Cultivation. Text by Elizabeth Murray. Photography by Derek Fell. ISBN 0-517-66177-2, provides data about annuals.

Indoor Bulb
Growing by
Edward Pearson
. Published by Purnell & Sons, Ltd in 1953. It provides the data about Indoor Bulbs and Bulbs in
Window-boxes.

Colour All The
Year In My Garden
: A selection of choice varieties - annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, climbers and trees and shrubs - that will give a continuity of colour
in the garden throughout the year. Edited by C.H. Middleton. Gardening Book
from Ward, Lock & Co published in 1938, provides plant data for a calendar of plants in bloom throughout the year and for those in the smallest garden.
The Book of Bulbs by S. Arnott, F.R.H.S. Printed by
Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh in 1901. This provides data about Hardy Bulbs, Half-Hardy Bulbs, Greenhouse and Stove Bulbs.

Collins Guide to
Bulbs by Patrick
M. Synge
. ISBN
0 00 214016-0
First Edition 1961, Second Edition 1971, Reprinted 1973. This provides data on bulbs for bedding, bulbs in the border, bulbs naturalised in grass, bulbs in the woodland garden, bulbs in the rock garden, bulbs in pans in the alpine house, bulbs in the greenhouse, bulbs in bowls and the bulb frame.

Annuals & Biennials, the best annual and biennial plants and their uses in the garden by Gertrude Jekyll published in 1916 and
republished by Forgotten Books in 2012
(Forgotten Books
is a London-based book publisher specializing in the restoration of old books, both fiction and non-fiction. Today we have
372,702 books available to read online, download as ebooks, or
purchase in print.).

Cut Flowers All The Year from The New Illustrated
Gardening Encyclopedia
by Richard Sudell, printed before May 1935 for the plant names in each month, followed by details for culture and propagation.

Mr. Middleton's Garden Book by
Daily Express Publication,
reprinted 1941
for the individual
cultivar names with evergreen/
deciduous, flower colour, flower month and height.

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Tree and Shrubs in Garden Design -

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Clay Soils (neutral to slightly acid)

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Dry Acid Soils

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Shallow Soil over Chalk

Trees and Shrubs tolerant of both extreme Acidity and Alkalinity

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Damp Sites

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Industrial Areas

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Cold Exposed Areas

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Seaside Areas

Shrubs suitable for Heavy Shade

Shrubs and Climbers suitable for NORTH- and EAST-facing Walls

Shrubs suitable for Ground Cover

Trees of Pendulous Habit

Trees and Shrubs of Upright or Fastigiate Habit

Trees and Shrubs with Ornamental Bark or Twigs

Trees and Shrubs with Bold Foliage

Trees and Shrubs for Autumn Colour

Trees and Shrubs with Red or Purple Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Golden or Yellow Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Grey or Silver Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Variegated Foliage

Trees and Shrubs bearing Ornamental Fruit

Trees and Shrubs with Fragrant or Scented Flowers

Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Foliage

Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Every Month:-
Jan
, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Ivydene Gardens Heather Erica: Other Hardy Heaths Gallery:
Other Heather cultivars Page 4 of 4

SHRUB EVERGREEN GALLERY PAGES

Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

FLOWER COLOUR
(o)
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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(o) COMMENTS

 

 

HEATHER ERICA: OTHER HARDY HEATHS EVERGREEN SHRUB GALLERY PAGES
Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction


(o) in front of Page Name or Index Page No in this Main Menu Table indicates that all pages linked to from that cell have content.

1 (o)January
1 is Flowering Season January in Shrub Heathers Gallery
(o)January is Flowering Season January in Shrub Heather Gallery


Click on Colour below to link to its Heather Flower Colour Page in Shrub Heather gallery.

Click on H number to link to its Heather Flower Colour Page in the Shrub Heathers Gallery. Heathers in that Gallery are inserted in the relevant page according to their given H number, not according to what their actual flower colour looks like.

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 Shrub Heather Index 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.


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


SPRING FOLIAGE COLOUR
1 (o)Spri-Bronze
1 (o)Spri-Green
1
(o)Spri-Grey
1
(o)Spri-Orange
1
(o)Spri-Red
1
(o)Spri-Yellow
1
(o)Spri-Other

SUMMER FOLIAGE COLOUR
1 (o)Sum-Bronze
1 (o)Sum-Green
1
(o)Sum-Grey
1
Sum-Orange
1
(o)Sum-Red
1
(o)Sum-Yellow
1
(o)Sum-Other

AUTUMN FOLIAGE COLOUR
1 (o)Aut-Bronze
1 (o)Aut-Green
1
(o)Aut-Grey
1
Aut-Orange
1
(o)Aut-Red
1
(o)Aut-Yellow
1
(o)Aut-Other

WINTER FOLIAGE COLOUR
1 (o)Win-Bronze
1 (o)Win-Green
1
(o)Win-Grey
1
(o)Win-Orange
1
(o)Win-Red
1
(o)Win-Yellow
1
(o)Win-Other
 


CULTIVAR GROUP
1...Andromeda
.....Bruckenthalia
.....Bruckenthalia
.....spiculifolia
.....changed to
1...
Erica spiculifolia

1,2.(o)Calluna and
.....Calluna Gallery
1...(o)Daboecia and
.....Daboecia Gallery

.....Erica
.....Others Gallery

.....and

.....Erica
.....Hardy Heaths:-
1...Erica
.....afroeuropea

1...Erica
.....andevalensis

.....now treated as
.....Erica mackayana
.....ssp andevalensis

1...(o)Erica arborea
1...Erica arendsiana
1...Erica australis
1...Erica azorica
.....(Syn.
.....Erica scoparia
.....subsp. azorica)
1...(o)Erica carnea
.....and
.....
Carnea Gallery

1...Erica cillaris
1...(o)Erica cinerea
.....and
.....Cinerea Gallery
1...(o)Erica
.....darleyensis

1...Erica erigena
1...Erica
.....garforthensis

1...Erica gaudificans
1...Erica griffithsii
1...Erica krameri
1...(o)Erica lusitanica
1...(o)Erica
.....mackayana

1...Erica maderensis
1...Erica
.....manipuliflora

1...Erica multiflora
1...Erica
.....oldenburgensis

1...Erica platycodon
1...Erica scoparia
1...Erica sicula
1...Erica spiculifolia
1...Erica stuartii
1...
Erica terminalis
1...(o)Erica tetralix
1...Erica umbellata
1...(o)Erica vagans
1...Erica veitchii
1...Erica watsonii
1...
Erica williamsii

SEED COLOUR
.....
Seed

BED PICTURES
.....
Garden

H1 Amethyst
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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

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H6
Cerise

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H7
Rose Pink

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H8
Pink

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Heather label moved from valid to invalid Heather

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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H15
Salmon

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H16
Shell Pink

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H17 Multi-Coloured
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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 Shrub Heathers Comparison Gallery provides comparison pages of the:-

  • 18 flower colours with flower and flower stalk as shown in the menu table above,
  • 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 above, and
  • Each of the Heather Cultivar Groups with flowers


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.
 

 

 

"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


Other Heathers Index
with
Description in Table row 1
for
each other heather cultivar
Other Heather Index

 


Description in table row 1 with
Flower and Form in table row 2 and Foliage Photos in row 3
for
each other heather cultivar
Other Heather 1
Other Heather 2
Other Heather 3
Other Heather 4
 


"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.

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."
 


"My interest in heathers expanded into acid-loving plants in general, and the family Ericaceae in particular. For the garden-lover, plantsman and botanist alike, the Ericaceae have an incredible amount to offer, and it would be a formidable challenge for anyone to collect just one example of each genus (currently standing at 124 genera, I believe). These 124 genera truly range from A to Z (from Andromeda to Zenobia), encompassing almost any shape and size of plant one could wish for. For example, at one extreme there is the tiny, Arctic moss heather Harrimanella hypnoides (formerly Cassiope) which I managed to keep outside for a few years, and at the other extreme there are large trees, such as Oxydendron arboreum which can reach 50ft in height (my own, grown from seed, stands at 10ft after 15 years).

For a few years I set about collecting as many examples of the Ericaceae as I could, already having, of course, Calluna, Erica, Daboecia and Rhododendron to start my collection. The first obvious additions were the other heath-type genera Andromeda, Cassiope, Pltyllodoce and Bruckenthalia (now Erica), and these were followed quickly by such familiar and readily available shrubs as Pieris, Enkianthus, Gaultheria and Vaccinium, and the strawberry tree, Arbutus unedo. However, thereafter other genera became increasingly difficult to find, and proved very challenging, but at one stage I did manage to put together a collection of 43 genera. Alas, not all proved to be as undemanding as the heathers, and today only a small percentage of these remain. For those blessed with acid soil, I can recommend trying various species of Enkianthus (flowers and autumn colour), Kalmia (unusually attractive flowers), Lyonia (flowers and autumn colour), Vaccinium and Gaultheria (foliage and berries) and Zenobia pulverulenta (for its unusual silvery-green foliage and scented, pure white flowers). My all-time favourites are the blueberries (Vaccinium), which provide everything one could want in a shrub: neatness with minimal pruning, abundant flowers, intense autumn colour, and of course attractive, edible berries, which are both extremely good for you and delicious. " from John Griffiths in Heathers: Yearbook of the Heather Society.
 

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

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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'Golden Triumph'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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'Golden Oriole'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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Erica tetralix
with link to its photos and text in
Heather Description Page in this Gallery
or
Erica tetralix Cultivars Index Page in Shrub Heather Index Gallery
Erica tetralix
with link to its photos and text in
Heather Description Page in this Gallery
or
Erica tetralix Index
with
Description in Table row 1
for
each Erica tetralix cultivar
Erica tetralix Index

 


Description in table row 1 with
Flower and Form in table row 2 and Foliage Photos in row 3
for
each Erica tetralix cultivar
Erica tetralix cultivars
 


"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."


"RHS Plants for Pollinators
There are lots of ways to make your garden as perfect for pollinators as possible with the RHS
We have compiled two downloadable plant lists to help gardeners identify plants that will provide nectar and pollen for bees and many other types of pollinating insects:
 

How to attract and support pollinating insects

  • Aim to have plants that are attractive to pollinating insects in flower from early spring to late autumn.
  • Grow garden plants with flowers that attract pollinating insects.
  • Avoid plants with double or multi-petalled flowers. Such flowers may lack nectar and pollen, or insects may have difficulty in gaining access.
  • Never use pesticides on plants when they are in flower.
  • Where appropriate, British wildflowers can be an attractive addition to planting schemes and may help support a wider range of pollinating insects.
  • Observe the plants in your garden. If you know of plants with blooms that regularly attract insects, let us know.
  • Encourage bees by keeping honeybees yourself or allowing a beekeeper to place hives in your garden. Nest boxes containing cardboard tubes or hollow plant stems, or holes drilled in blocks of wood will provide nest sites for some species of solitary bees. Such nests are available from garden centres or you can make your own (holes/tubes should be in a mixture of sizes with a diameter of 2 - 8mm)." from the RHS.
     

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"
 

'Anne Small'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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Erica vagans
with link to its photos and text in
Heather Description Page in this Gallery
or
Erica vagans Cultivars Index Page in Shrub Heather Index Gallery
or
Erica vagans Index
with
Description in Table row 1
for
each Erica vagans cultivar in this Gallery
Erica vagans cultivars
 


Description in table row 1 with
Flower and Form in table row 2 and Foliage Photos in row 3
for
each Erica vagans cultivar in this Gallery
Erica vagans cultivars
 


"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."
 

 

Erica x veitchii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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'Exeter'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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'Gold Tips'
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Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
item1c3n1a

'Pink Joy'
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Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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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."
 

 

'Cherry Turpin'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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'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

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
item1c3j1a

'Dawn'
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Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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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
Ericawatsoniidorothymethenycfolwingarnonswilliams2

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b3i1a

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c3i1a

'F. White'
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Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
item1c3h1a

'Gwen'
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a38a1a5a42a43a2a1a2a1a2c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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'Mary'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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'Rachel'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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'Truro'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
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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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Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
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Autumn Sep-Nov
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Winter Dec-Feb
item1c12f1a

'David Coombe'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
item1a11f1a

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b12e1a

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c12e1a

'Gem Graze'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
item1n5a1

 

Summer Jun-Aug
item1a11e1a

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b12d1a

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c12d1a

'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

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
item1a11d1a

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b12c1a

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c12c1a

'Gwavas'
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Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
item1a11c1a

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b12b1a

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c12b1a

'Ken Wilson'
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Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
item1a11b1a

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b12a1a

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c12a1a

'Lizard Downs'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
item1a11a1

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b12g1

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c12g1

'Marion Hughes'
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a38a1a5a42a43a2a1a2a1a2a3a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
item1m1a

 

Summer Jun-Aug
item1a10a1

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b11a1

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c11a1

'P. D. Williams'
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Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
item1a9a1

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b10a1

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c10a1


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Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
item1a8a1

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b9a1

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c9a1


berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a38a1a5a42a3a1a1x1a1a10a1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
item1a7a1

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b8a1

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c8a1


berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a38a1a5a42a3a1a1x1a1a9a1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
item1i1a

 

Summer Jun-Aug
item1a6a1

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b7a1

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c7a1


berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a38a1a5a42a3a1a1x1a1a8a1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
item1h1a

 

Summer Jun-Aug
item1a5a1

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b6a1

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c6a1


berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a38a1a5a42a3a1a1x1a1a7a1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Mar-May
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Summer Jun-Aug
item1a4a1

Autumn Sep-Nov
item1b5a1

Winter Dec-Feb
item1c5a1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Page structure amended January 2013.
Index pages added with thumbnails November 2018.
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DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.

 

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


Other Heathers Index
with
Description in Table row 1
for
each other heather cultivar
Other Heather Index

 


Description in table row 1 with
Flower and Form in table row 2 and Foliage Photos in row 3
for
each other heather cultivar
Other Heather 1
Other Heather 2
Other Heather 3
Other Heather 4
 


"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.

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."
 


"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 John Innes No. 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.
 

Erica terminalis - H11
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a38a1a5a42a35a

Lilac Pink - H11

July, August, September

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

Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green

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item1a32a1a1a1

'Golden Triumph'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item133a1a1a1

 

item1a33a1a1a1

'Golden Oriole'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item134a1a1a1

 

item1a34a1a1a1


Erica tetralix
with link to its photos and text in
Heather Description Page in this Gallery
or
Erica tetralix Cultivars Index Page in Shrub Heather Index Gallery
Erica tetralix
with link to its photos and text in
Heather Description Page in this Gallery
or
Erica tetralix Index
with
Description in Table row 1
for
each Erica tetralix cultivar
Erica tetralix Index

 


Description in table row 1 with
Flower and Form in table row 2 and Foliage Photos in row 3
for
each Erica tetralix cultivar
Erica tetralix cultivars
 


"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"
 

'Anne Small'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Erica vagans
with link to its photos and text in
Heather Description Page in this Gallery
or
Erica vagans Cultivars Index Page in Shrub Heather Index Gallery
or
Erica vagans Index
with
Description in Table row 1
for
each Erica vagans cultivar in this Gallery
Erica vagans cultivars
 


Description in table row 1 with
Flower and Form in table row 2 and Foliage Photos in row 3
for
each Erica vagans cultivar in this Gallery
Erica vagans cultivars
 


"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."
 

Erica x veitchii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'Exeter'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'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."
 

'Cherry Turpin'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'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

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'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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'Mary'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'Rachel'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'Truro'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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."
 

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'Cow-Y-Jack'
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'David Coombe'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'Gem Graze'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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'Gwavas'
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'Ken Wilson'
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'Lizard Downs'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'Marion Hughes'
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'P. D. Williams'
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