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Julia C. from Newcastle
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Great value on plants that would cost a great deal more at a garden centre. I’ll keep on buying from gardens4you.
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19-01-2022
Quick delivery, well packaged , healthy plants.Will use again. Plant arrived on time and in tip top condition.
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22-01-2021
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  1. Erica carnea Coll. Pink/Red/White
    Erica carnea Coll. Pink/Red/White
    £29.95
    Out of stock
    This variety 'Erica carnea' will provide you with colour and interest in your garden or on your patio long after other flowers have faded and the... Learn More
  2. Calluna Heather mix x 3
    Calluna Heather mix x 3
    £11.95
    Available again next Autumn
    Calluna vulgaris, also known as common Scotch Heather is a low growing perennial shrub, it blooms with very long lasting, sweet smelling flowers in... Learn More
  3. Erica carnea Pink
    Erica carnea Pink
    £5.50
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    This attactive and durable Heather variety Erica carnea blooms with pink flowers in winter and has a sweet heathery scent. They are native Learn More
  4. Erica carnea White
    Erica carnea White
    £5.50
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    Erica carnea is native to the alpine regions of Europe. This variety will provide you with white flowers and plenty of interest in your garden or... Learn More
  5. Erica carnea Red
    Erica carnea Red
    £5.50
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    Not as fussy with soil as their counterparts, they will thrive in any well drained soil and form a low maintenace ground cover plant. Learn More
  6. Heather Calluna vulgaris Twin Girls
    Heather Calluna vulgaris Twin Girls
    £7.95
    Available again next Autumn
    Calluna vulgaris, also known as common Scotch Heather is a low growing perennial shrub; it blooms with very long lasting, sweet smelling flowers in... Learn More
  7. Erica Carnea Red 11 cm pot
    Erica Carnea Red 11 cm pot
    £7.95
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    This attactive and durable winter Heather variety Erica carnea is native to the alpine regions of Europe. This variety will provide you with colour... Learn More
  8. Erica Gracilis Red
    Erica Gracilis Red
    £9.50
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    Erica gracilis is a compact shrub with needle-shaped leaves. The leaves of Erica gracilis are dark green but take on a reddish hue in cooler... Learn More
  9. Erica Carnea Red
    Erica Carnea Red
    £6.50
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    This attactive and durable winter Heather variety Erica carnea is native to the alpine regions of Europe. This variety will provide you with colour... Learn More
  10. Erica Carnea Pink
    Erica Carnea Pink
    £6.50
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    Erica carnea also known as winter heathers are native to the alpine regions of Europe. This variety will provide you with colour and interest in... Learn More
  11. Erica carnea White
    Erica carnea White
    £6.95
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    This attractive and durable winter Heather variety Erica carnea is native to the alpine regions of Europe. This variety will provide you with white... Learn More
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Heater are evergreen low maintenance plants

Heaths and Heathers both belong to the Ericaceae family but they are botanically different and are divided into the 2 genus Erica and Calluna genus. They are almost identical with the same shades, form, and growth habits. However it’s the winter hardiness that separates the species apart.

Calluna is differentiated from Erica by its corolla and calyx each being in four parts instead of five. Heathers are cultivars of calluna vulgaris which some botanists have named them as Erica vulgaris AKA Scottish heathers and bloom abundantly in summer forming pretty low mounds in a range of colours. Then you have your true Heaths which belong to the Erica genus and consists of many cultivars such as the Erica carnea AKA Winter Heath which is known for blooming in winter under snow. True Heaths offer a lot more coloured varieties than the usual pink tones of the Heathers.

Another difference between the two is that heaths have needlelike leaves whereas the Heather plants have flat scalelike leaves. Heathers and Heaths enjoy an acid soil so provide plenty of peat containing compost in the topsoil. Trim your Heather Plants directly after the flowers fade away, they re-flower on new shoots, and by trimming the old ones away you will get more flowers.

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Excellent 4.7/5

Based on 10.355 reviews
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Julia C. from Newcastle
07-01-2021
Great value on plants that would cost a great deal more at a garden centre. I’ll keep on buying from gardens4you.
Excellent
star
Reginald E., Leeds
19-01-2022
Quick delivery, well packaged , healthy plants.Will use again. Plant arrived on time and in tip top condition.
Excellent
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Graham I. from Otley West YorkshireCiara O. from Leixlip
22-01-2021
First class products with a prompt service to match. Will definitely place further orders.
Excellent
star