Our Winter Heathers Collection is made up of a selection of colourful Heather varieties (Ericas), all British grown. Each pack of 6 pots will be made up from a selection of the following species:
Erica carnea Challenger
Erica carnea Foxhollow
Erica carnea Ice Princess
Erica darlyensis Kramers Red
Erica darlyensis Silverbeads
Winter Heathers appear small and delicate yet are extremely hardy, evergreen, spreading, ground-cover plants with profuse, upright sprays of vibrant flowers and foliage of varying hues. They provide a lovely burst of colour through the winter and spring months and are popular garden additions as a result. By planting in groups you can achieve a stunning visual to brighten up colder months.
They are incredibly easy to grow and are the perfect addition to add seasonal colour and ground cover to rock gardens, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, containers, slopes and banks. In late spring, the flowers are also a firm favourite with bees and other insects, attracting pollinators to the garden. Best of all, being fairly dense ground-cover plants and with some species being matting varieties, they are adept at smothering weeds!
Ericas thrive in a sunny, open position although they will tolerate some light shade, for example under high-canopied deciduous trees. They also prefer fairly moist, well-drained soil, more on the acidic side, but will tolerate mildly alkaline conditions to a degree. They are virtually disease and pest free and so need little by way of maintenance, with pruning taking place just once a year in late spring (no later) as a quick trim of the flowering stems back to their base as they fade. However, as they have a tendency to dry out fairly quickly, be sure to water them well when they are young and also during hot weather.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)IDelivery Time
- Please note that due to high demand, current delivery is 14-28 days! (Some trees can be 10-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for info.)It's Convenient
- no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)It's Tried & Tested
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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after
any discounts have been applied.
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