Heathers come in many shapes, sizes, and colors and we have an amazing variety this fall. Critter resistant, tough as nails, no-fuss plants, heather’s draw your eye. From tiny, bright flower buds full of promise, to brilliant blossoms of purple/red, white, or pink, to incredible gold and orange toned winter/spring foliage, it’s hard to go wrong with Heathers.
And our most popular…
Kramer’s blooms start pink in the fall, then darken as the days grow cold. The last months of winter it becomes a deep purple/red that covers the dense, low-growing, dark-green foliage. Kramer’s is very tolerant of our coldest winters, always looks great without a lot of work, and is one of Eric’s favorite shrubs.
Our winter blooming varieties:
Our summer blooming/ winter foliage heathers…
Plant for foliage colors that change throughout the winter and growing season.
Winter Chocolate (Orange new growth)
Firefly (Orange/red winter foliage)
Wickwar Flame (Orange foliage turns brick-red in winter)
Robert Chapman (Orange foliage turns scarlet in winter)
Growing tips for heathers:
-Water regularly through the first summer to develop a sturdy root system.
-Protect from bunnies the first few years with cages, repellants, or fencing.
Camellias are outstanding fall/winter/spring bloomers. Coming into season for the holidays we have the fall-blooming, fragrant, Setsugekka. The perfect double-white blossoms with frilled edges have a bright cluster of yellow stamens at the center. Grows 6-10 feet tall with dark glossy-green foliage.
Also available for the holidays, Camellia ‘Yuletide’ is a perfect match for your garden at Christmas. Showy, single, Santa-red blossoms with a bright yellow eye. This lovely dark green shrub will bring you house guests you did not expect. The hummingbirds that stick around for the winter will have a winter feast off this sturdy winter blooming evergreen. It is also dense, neat, and tidy for those gardeners with limited space.