Heathers are classified as low growing evergreen shrubs.
Some are miniature forms growing only a few centimetres in height whilst others can attain 3-4 metres in the UK.
we can help you select the right type for your garden.
The soil type will govern the types of heather you can successfully grow and as a general and simple rule the Winter or Spring flowering varieties will grow on acid or slightly alkaline (chalky) soils whereas the Summer flowering cultivars require a lime (chalk) free acidic soil.
Winter/Spring flowering heathers are the families labelled as Erica carnea, Erica x darleyensis and Erica erigena. These types cope well with most soil types.