Growing guide

How to grow hardy heathers

Plant a selection of heathers and you can have bee-friendly blooms in every season. These compact evergreen shrubs are great in gardens large or small, as well as containers, and offer a wide choice of foliage and flower colours – some are even scented. Particularly for cold sites and for winter colour, heathers are hard to beat.

Quick facts

  • Easy to grow
  • Different types flower in every season
  • Most need acidic soil
  • Some genera tolerant of alkaline soil
  • Plant in spring or autumn
  • Like sun or partial shade
  • Great for bees

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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